CUE THE MOON © 2010 NEWORLD MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING, ASCAP / NOEL PAUL STOOKEY, MARVIN MESSEX ,SALLY FARR
It truly was “A twilight sky...” that began the evening and brought about this song. The host of that night's dinner party, when advised by his wife that all the guests really 'must come see the sky', casually waved his hand and said “Cue the moon...” Twenty four sleepless hours later, the music and most of the lyric had been written.
LOVE RULES! © 1998 NEWORLD MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING, ASCAP / NOEL PAUL STOOKEY
Northfield Mt. Hermon school provided not only the home for my wife and I during the 8 years of her tenure there as chaplain, but a chance to dialogue with 14 to 18 year olds about what was important in their lives. In looking for a way to express the commonality of a spiritual hunger, I found myself trying to musically describe love as if it were capitalized.
IN THESE TIMES © 2007 NEWORLD MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING, ASCAP / NOEL PAUL STOOKEY
Written to provide a musical underlining of topics discussed during an ecological EARTH DAY symposium in Maine, this song eventually expanded lyrically to become an encouraging commentary on the delicate balance of our political system and it's ultimate dependence on our mutual and respectful participation.
AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL © 2011 NEWORLD MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING, ASCAP / new lyric and arrangement by NOEL PAUL STOOKEY/
original music by SAMUEL WARD/ original lyric by KATHARINE LEE BATES
Argueably the most melodic of patriotic songs, I felt this well known anthem might be sung even more often if there were contemporary verses written in thanks for the 'immigrant and for the native son' as well as a sense of respect for the earth and the recognition of hope in hands of generations to come.
ONE AND MANY © 2008 NEWORLD MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHING, ASCAP / NOEL PAUL STOOKEY, Elizabeth Stookey, Sam Lardner
As citizens of a world made smaller by travel and technology, we are continually challenged to accept the differences between our perspectives while renewing and maintaining the integrity of our beliefs. But, no matter my hesitancy, I am always surprised (and enlightened) when I join that community in the 'hall'.