Cantus the perfect length for meditative reflection, and ends with a harmonic resonance that I hear simultaneously in my stomach and cranium. The “song” engenders a physical reaction combined with musical appreciation.
It is sad, elegiac, and spirals slowly into a final deep release. I’m a writer so I shouldn’t say things like “it’s hard to describe.” Frankly, though, it is. The skilled editors at Wikipedia have it all laid out, from the opening quiet bells to the long falling tension in search of a major chord closing of a song written in a minor key.
Here’s the thing about music, though. Have a listen. It will either catch you or not. It doesn’t have to. But if it does, I hope it brings you the same sense of balance and peace.
Headphones. Close your eyes. Wait for the opening dulcimer bells.