“The Millennium Song” is a song to herald the dawn of the third millennium during the year 2000, the Millennium Year.

The Millennium Song

Time has come to change,
Time to find new life,
No more looking back,
Let’s forgive the past.

Take my hand, friend,
We´ll go on as one
To a different world,
The third millennium.

 “The Millennium Song” is a song to herald the dawn of the third millennium during the year 2000, the Millennium Year. It is an arrangement of Frederic Chopin’s Prelude op. 28 no. 20 in C minor, with original, idealistic lyrics that speak of the coming of a new era, and which implore humanity to forget and forgive the past. It is a monumental song for a monumental period in the time we are living. I live in Catalonia, Spain, and an interesting fact that I discovered recently was that Chopin composed many of these preludes during his stay in Mallorca.

The musical idea was to incorporate four different musical styles in one song: classical music, rock music, jazz and, finally, a modern techno rhythm. The challenge was to pass from the classical original to techno in three minutes!

But the most innovative aspect of my idea was to release the song simultaneously in several languages. I wrote the lyrics in English, and then asked friends from other regions of Spain and then other parts of the world to make various translations and adaptations of the words. All four principal languages of Spain have been recorded: Catalan, Castillian (Spanish), Basque and Gallician. Seven of these versions, including the original English version, an Occitan version (the language of southern France) and a Norwegian version, have been recorded by the Canadian soprano, Gurdeep Stephens, and are available on the web page www.globalsong.net for downloading in MP3 format.

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