Prayer for Ukraine by Rick Sparks

Single Review by New Age CD and New Age Notes Radio Staff

War is always awful, not just for the people enduring such in their immediate environment, but for all of us dwelling on this planet. South Carolina based New Age pianist and composer Rick Sparks has released an instrumental single, “Prayer for Ukraine.”

Rick’s relaxing, calming music can be heard worldwide through many outlets, including SiriusXM, Music Choice, Amazon Music, and Apple/iTunes.

Rick’s intention in creating and releasing “Prayer for Ukraine,” is his way of fostering support and prayer for the people of Ukraine as they endure the horror of war. It is the first single from his upcoming album, “Speak Peace,” which is set for release in June 2022. All proceeds from the single will be donated to World Vision’s Ukraine relief operation.

The plaintive piece opens with a single cello melody line, which clearly conveys the bleakness of the situation. The composition morphs into variations on the theme, with synth orchestration creating a gentle build into lovely angelic choirs and calming piano. The cover art for the single is a photo of a Ukraine bride wearing traditional wedding clothing and carrying bouquet of flowers, thus evoking a return to a sense of innocence and purity.

Although war is never pretty, this 4-minute song is a very pretty piece in many ways, timeless in its elegance, and one can feel the immense reverence shining through. Very nicely done, and one to remember for years to come.

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