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Is this the world's first pop song from the book of Deuteronomy? We aren't sure. Either way, we hope this starts a trend of hit music from this substantial book. It's a good way to let the words sink in to your heart, and that's what Moses is talking about, yes?

Deuteronomy 32:45-47

Take to Heart

By 

The Spark & Echo Band

Credits: 

Written by Jonathon Roberts
Performed by Jonathon Roberts (piano, vocals), Emily Clare Zempel (ukulele, vocals, bells), Mason Neely (drums), Jay Foote (bass)
Mixed by Alex Foote
Mastered by Matt Shane (Masterdisk)
Artist Location: New York City

Curated by: 

Spark+Echo Arts

2010

Image by Giorgio Trovato

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Is this the world's first pop song from the book of Deuteronomy? We aren't sure. Either way, we hope this starts a trend of hit music from this substantial book. It's a good way to let the words sink in to your heart, and that's what Moses is talking about, yes?



Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

The Spark & Echo Band is a family outfit of songwriting-storytellers led by husband and wife duo Jonathon Roberts and Emily Clare Zempel. Their music brings forgotten poetry and wild stories from the Bible to life: visions of sparkling wheels in the sky, hunger and thirst, and legends of love as strong as death weave with memorable melodies and captivating rhythms. Drawing from a classical background, influenced by the pianism of Rufus Wainwright and Ben Folds, and emulating Paul Simon’s narratival techniques, Spark & Echo sings epic tales of love and adventure.


The duo has collaborated on three full lengths albums (Spark&Echo, Inheritance, Cities Project), one video album (In the Clocktower), in addition to many theatrical collaborations, this very nonprofit, and two children. They live in beautiful Beacon, New York, with all of the above.



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