With You to The Threshold

by Cristina Crespo

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about

Welcome, friend.

With You to The Threshold is an audible representation of grief and the journey of accompanying a loved one in the process of dying. As such, it is for you. Yes, YOU.

If you are grieving, I hope it makes you feel recognised and un-alone in the process; and ultimately brings you hope and healing.

If you are not grieving…it is quite certain you will be at some point, as death is part of life. I hope this album may acquaint you a little with grief and listening to it grows compassion in your heart.

If you have known grief and your heart and your life have expanded beyond it, I salute your brave soul, we are of the same ilk.

There is beauty, there is hope and there is love.

We invite you on a journey of emotional discovery. With a combination of western classical instruments, world instruments, and poignant vocals, With You to The Threshold will walk you through the barren landscape of loss, towards sanctuary, peace and light. As such, we recommend you find a quiet space in your life to listen to the tracks in order, and we invite you to lie down, sit, walk, dance or move in anyway your body wants you to.

credits

released February 22, 2020

All music and lyrics by Cristina Crespo, with the exception of Waves, co-written by Cristina Crespo and Benito Claramonte.

Cristina Crespo - Flute, Voice, Shruti Box, Shamanic Drum
Sarah Curnow - Piano
Catriona Cannon - Harp
Benito Claramonte - Clarinet
Caspar Haslam - Percussion

Recorded at The Flute Connection Studio and York Yoga Studio.
Produced by Cristina Crespo.
Mixed and Mastered by Ed Simpson.
Cover artwork by Charis Raine.
Graphic design by Joe Guilmore.

license

all rights reserved

tags

Track Name: Diagnosis
Lyrics:

Ah
I'm going to die, he said; this cancer has no cure.
No cure, and I knew.

Ah
No cure, no cure
and we both knew
Track Name: Point of No Return
There...
There's the change in breathing pattern, the end is near.
Hold your hands and love you dear;
Death is coming, you've passed the point of no return.

So breathe and love, and hold you close.
And cry for me, my love, for you must go.
And hold your hands and pray your suffering ends,
The breath has changed you've passed the point of no return.

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