John T. VanderZee, D.Min, BCC
Director, Pastoral Services,
Bloomington Hospital, Indiana
President, Indiana Chaplains Association
"More than a music recording, it comprises music, painting, literature, and notes into a multi-media packet of striking beauty with several layers of meaning, and a deep connection to the human condition.
The Bloomington Independent, Bloomington,Indiana
"Any sensitive person can sit quietly with the book of texts and paintings while listening with mind and heart, and can find a new or renewed sense of peace about life and death. I cannot recommend this set highly enough."
Victor Hill, Ph.D.The Journal of the Association of
"An extraordinary collection...a stirring issue."
Peter Jacobi, Herald-Times, Bloomington, Indiana
"What a jewel! I can't remember when I've been so moved by an entire work like this."
Chris Broeker, Hospice Manager
St. Joseph's Area Health Services, Park Rapids, MN
"Meditations on Life~Death is a unique and beautiful work. Through music, poetry and art, it appeals to many senses, serving as a comforting midwife during the period of spiritual birthing.
Rabbi Levi Meier, Ph.D.Chaplain,
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Pschologist and Author, Ancient Secrets
".... Your very beautiful collection of music and readings is perfect! Thank you for your insight and sensitivity to the needs of the dying, their families, and the staff who care for them."
Ruth Anne Sieber, HOSPICE Clinical Supervisor,
Lewistown Hospital, Pennsylvania
".... On a personal note, my Mother died recently so I'm listening from that perspective. I intend to share the resource with others...and make staff aware of its availability to use with certain patients. It may also be used as a gift. It is so well done!
Pamela Barrett, CEO
Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, North
".... (Meditations) fits our need to encourage people to appreciate everyday experiences as profound and to find meaning in the profound experience of dying."
Ellen Surburg, CRNH, Director,
Hospice of Bloomington Hospital, Bloomington, Indiana
"Thank you for the absolutely marvelous CD's and "Meditations on Life~Death" book! Both the music and the writings are far more than excellent.
Jim Barker, Director
Hospice Support Services of the Lenowisco Area,
"Your beautiful Meditations CD was sent to our Director Dorothy Brown at Beaumont Hospice in Troy, Michigan. She has shared it with nurses, chaplains, and social workers. It is a beautiful concept beautifully done. ...Thank you again for the beauty of your music, art, poetry and concept. It is nigh perfect to these ears and heart."
Chaplain Peggy Braden
Beaumont Hospice, Troy, Michigan
"Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sending this most profound gathering of art, poetry and music. I found it tremendously moving and wonderfully comforting."
Laurie Witmeyer, Director
Sunset House, Rochester, NY
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2. Draw on, Sweet Night
3. On Hearing a Symphony of Beethoven
4. To Music
7. Happy Air
9. Simple Pastimes
10. i thank You God for most
11. Crowns of Sweet Roses
12. Sunday Morning
13. Sure on This Shining Night
14. That Time of Year
15. Close Now Thine Eyes
17. How Calmly the Evening
19. Suite in G Major - Sarabande
21. God that madest earth and heaven
23. Creator of the Stars of Night
24. I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died
25. Carols of Death
27. Oh Lord, Support Us
29. Brahms e-flat Intermezzo
30. Parta Quies
31. Death and Sleep
34. Duino Elegie No. 1
35. Faire is the Heaven
38. The Sleep
39. Canatat 106