A Fifty Year Music Remembrance!

"The dark night is ending":
Song for Survival

by Roger Lee Hall

The dark night is ending,
And dawn has begun
All speech flow to music,
All hearts beat as one!


This multimedia computer DVD
contains an extensive amount of material
covering the author's prolific fifty years of music writing,
from 1964 to 2014.

Included on the DVD are a book about his songs for survival,
a memoir of his early songwriting years,
and his remembrance of living as a young military academy cadet
in a magnificent dream castle (the second largest residence in the USA)
built on Long Island's North Shore by
wealthy New York businessman, Otto H. Khan during World War I.

Also there are bonus features:

Audio: Two music albums with 40 titles.

Video:Four cable television programs about film music.


The title song of the DVD was written
as an anti-war plea for survival.
For the words to this song -- click here

It was written and edited
by respected music preservationist, composer, and film music critic,
Roger Lee Hall

On 9 March 2017,
Mr. Hall donated a complimentary copy of the DVD
and presented an audio-visual program titled,
"Going Home - Songs of Survival"
at the Burlington Public Library,
22 Sears Street,
Burlington, MA

These are the folders included on the DVD:

  • Book: SONGS OF SURVIVAL (1996/ revised, 2016)

  • Memoir: "Free As The Breeze" - A Songwriter's Joys and Sorrows

  • Memories of OHEKA - Living in Otto Kahn's dream castle

  • Music album 1 - Survival Songs, 1940s-1960s, includes the poignant song,
    "Goin' Home"

  • Music album 2 - Memory Music - 20 songs by the author:
    + "Dream World" (1964) -- click here to listen (for streaming only)
    +"The Soho Serenade" (1965)
    +"Free as the breeze" (1965)
    "May I softly walk and wisely speak" (1976)
    "Gentle Words" (1976)
    "Love is little" (1976)
    +"Over the land freckled with snow" (1979)
    +"Bluets that herald spring" (1979)
    +"Lovely hill torrents" (1979)
    "Meditation" (1979)
    "Deep River" (1981)
    "Standin' in the need of prayer" (1981)
    +"Peace" - A Patriotic Ode (1981)
    "Dedication" (1986)
    +"A Gift Round" - sung in Russian for Sharing A New Song tour (1988)
    "Simple Gifts"(1988)
    +" Come, gentle peace" (1990)
    "Leave some good behind you" (2013)
    "A New Year's Prayer" (2013) -- click here to listen (for streaming only)
    +"The dark night is ending" (2014)

    + = also included on the AMRC CD: "Gentle Peace" -- click here

    "The Soho Sereande" is also available as a single from CD Baby:

    Ethel Regan: The Soho Serenade



"The dark night is ending" -
Song for Survival
(PTM 1055)

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DVD Title Song

"The dark night is ending"

Sound over all waters,
Reach out from all lands,
The chorus of voices,
The clasping of hands;
Rise, hope of the ages,
Arise like the sun,
All speech flow to music,
All hearts beat as one.

Sing bridal of nations!
With chorals of love,
Sing out the war-vulture,
And sing of the dove,

Sing a song of that great joy,
Angels recall,
Sing of glory unto God
And good-will to all!

Blow, bugles of battle,
The marches of peace;
East, west, north, and south let
the long quarrel cease;
The dark night is ending,
And dawn has begun
All speech flow to music,
All hearts beat as one!

--anti-war poem by John Greenleaf Whittier
edited by Roger Lee Hall

click here to hear the song (instrumental version)
© PineTree Productions, 2014

"The dark night is ending"

Both instrumental and vocal versions
of this song are included on the CD,

A Sampler of Songs and Instrumentals
(AMRC 0024)



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