Journey of the Soul

Full details...
page one of Journey of the Soul

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:


seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.


Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

Journey of the Soul was originally written in 1988 and was for flute and guitar. In 2008, I found the need to transcribe the work for the current forces (violin and harp) and, in so doing, found that the piece took on a new dimension.

It is in three sections, played without a break: Meditation, Dance of Life and Human Consummation and last a total of eight and a half minutes. Each section is based on the same musical material, but the second can broadly be thought of as a development of the first and the third a variation.

The following quotes have guided me through the journey of the title:

1. Through meditation wisdom is gained; through lack of meditation wisdom is lost. Whoever knows this double path of progress and decline, should place oneself so that wisdom will grow.

(Buddhist, Dhammapada - Sayings of the Buddha 2 (tr. J. Richards))

2. The people of the world lie unconscious, With veils drawn over their faces, and asleep; But when the morn shall burst forth and the sun arise Every creature will raise its head from its couch; To the unconscious God will restore consciousness; They will stand in rings as slaves with rings in ears; Dancing and clapping hands with songs of praise, Singing with joy, "Our Lord hath restored us to life!"

(Mathnavi of Rumi (E.H. Whinfield tr), The Masnavi Vol 1)

3. This station is the ultimate result of human life; this station is the true fruit of existence; this station is the pearl of human consummation, the shining star toward which human destiny points.

(Abdu’l-Bah�, Divine Philosophy, p. 99)

Score ID
Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
9 minutes
Modern classical music
Instrumental parts

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Reviews of Journey of the Soul

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .

You might also like...