The concept of rebirth is a foundational element in many of the world's major religions. A rebirth implies a death — linked events in the eternal cycles of growth and transformation. Underlying the differences in doctrine and practice is the timeless experience of starting over, spiritual renewal, liberation, enlightenment.
The powerful themes of death and rebirth have also been a subject for serious composers for centuries, originally inspired by the rebirth of the natural world in spring, later the Christian celebration of the resurrection of Jesus at Easter, and more recently by contemporary composers of the movement called "mystic minimalism."
On this Easter week transmission of Hearts of Space, we honor the cycle of death and rebirth, on a program called ANASTASIS — the Greek word for "resurrection."
Music is by This week on Hearts of Space: ANASTASIS—the timeless theme of death and rebirth for Easter.