This music first revealed itself to me as the Song of My Soul on Aug 7, 2011. It was a momentous moment on a momentous day. For, on that day, I had begun my Constantine Trail of Tears, a process of deletion of my lifetime as Roman Emperor Constantine:
Constantine and I (June 28, 2011); Constantine: First Christian to Rule with Sword (July 31, 2011); Constantine: Trail of Tears (Aug 9, 2011); Constantine Closure: Trail of Joy to Follow Trail of Tears (Aug 12, 2011);
The music was loosely based on La Mantovana, a 16th-century Italian song, composed by Giuseppe Cenci (Guiseppino del Biado) ca. 1600 with the text “Fuggi, fuggi, fuggi da questo cielo” (escape, escape, escape from this sky).
This basic melody gained wide popularity in Renaissance Europe, under various titles, such as the Pod Krakowem (folk song) (in Polish), Cucuruz cu frunza-n sus [Maize with up-standing leaves] (in Romanian) and the Kateryna Kucheryava (in Ukrainian).
This melody was also made famous by the Czech composer Bedřich Smetana in his symphonic poem celebrating Bohemia, Má vlast, as Vltava (Die Moldau). It is the latter version that I was subconsciously aware when I set down to play it on Aug 7, 2011.
Of course, my Song of My Soul is only loosely based on Smetana’s Vltava. The rest came down to me from my Spirit guides as a new creation or variation on that theme. You can hear it below in my initial 2011 recordings on my Steinway piano, with Tibetan bowls and a Peruvian flute as accents.
And now, here is the Soul of My Soul in my latest rendition, played and recorded in its entirety with all orchestral and choral voices on a Yamaha Clavinova on Mar 18, 2014.
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Here are now my two earlier recordings of the Song of My Soul. Both were made in 2011 – one in Maui and another in Ireland:
- Soul “Song of My Soul” played on Steinway Piano, Inca Flute & Tibetan Bowls (Sep 22, 2011) – Soul Song on Steinway Piano, Inca Flute & Tibetan Bowls – composed & performed by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic based on Smetana’s Vltava theme
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- “Song of My Soul” by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic at Galway, Ireland (Oct 19, 2011) – “Song of My Soul” played by Bob Altzar Djurdjevic on Hotel Meyrick piano i Galway, Ireland – based on Smetana’s “Vltava”
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And then in late December 2011, I discovered something else about the Song of My Soul that was quite fascinating. A Jewish friend who visited us in Maui told me that the basic theme is also the Israeli national anthem, known as Hatikvah! If you click on this link, you can read a history about how this song was chosen as such.
For me, however, it was a reconfirmation from the Spirit realm that it was indeed my Soul Song. Because I have had numerous significant and historical Hebrew lifetimes ever since the time of Melchizedek and Abraham (click on Some ALTZAR Past Lifetimes for details).
And now, here’s the original video of the Song of My Soul, when it first came to me nearly three years ago: