“Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence.” JS Bach
Thank you for exploring the Interpretations Project, a groundbreaking concept where spiritual messages are sculpted in the atmosphere of anointed sound.
There’s always been a connection between classical music and Scripture as the highest form of Praise. Interpretations reunites the two together for extraordinary experiences in Worship.
It is intended for audiences that are having human struggles who in the midst of their difficulties, ask the question
“Why, God? Must it be so?”
…In other words, it is for all of us.
That was the question Beethoven asked when confronted with deafness at the age of 32.
In an effort to resolve this internal conflict, he poured his raw heart into a letter known as the Heiligenstadt Testament and reflected these emotions in his turbulent Appassionata Sonata for piano, written the same year.
The intent of the program is to encourage people to shift their mindset concerning the challenges they face through a Scriptural lens.
That is where I am asking for your illumination and interpretation:
I invite you to interpret the question “Why, God? Must it be so?” through a spiritual lens and I will interpret through a musical lens.
Together, I believe that it will be a remarkable opportunity to help lift souls. The music is not only filled with emotion and internal wisdom that resonates with Scripture, but it is ‘functional’ in that it helps people process the feelings that are often suppressed during times of challenge.
To help inspire your interpretation, I offer these resources. If you accept the invitation, I would be happy to discuss details with you. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
Step 1: Watch the Video
Step 2: Read the Letter
Here is the famous letter Beethoven wrote that conveyed his anguish at his progressing deafness. He contemplated taking his own life but then had a radical change in thinking. He lived 25 years longer after writing this letter and created his greatest music in silence.
Step 3: Listen to the music
This piece is called the Appassionata Sonata written at the time when Beethoven wrote his letter and realized his deafness was permanent. It expresses his inner conflict, the ‘dark night of the soul’ but also has moments of incredible peace that surpasses understanding. I pray it leads you in the spirit to create a message. The theme of “Why Must it Be?” is a question we all ask at moments of struggle in our life. Certainly it is found in this music, as you will hear.
Ready? Let’s do this
Simply fill out the form and I will follow up with you shortly.