Vangelis lyrics - The Stephen Hawking tribute
Music composed, arranged and performed by Vangelis.
Dimitris Tsakas on alto sax.
Lyrics: The Words are written and cited by Professor Stephen Hawking (computerized voice of
Professor Stephen Hawking).© The Stephen Hawking Foundation!
This is a very limited edition.
The original CD is not a factory pressed CD, but a burned (duplicated) CD-R in
The CD with the music, titled "The Stephen Hawking Tribute" was handed
to everyone attending the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey when Hawking's ashes was interred at this church in London.
This ceremony took place on Friday June 15 2018 and was attended by invited guests,
as well as 1000 members of the general public, who where selected by a public
This Vangelis' music was beamed towards a black hole closest to our planet (where it will be received in about 3,500 years) from
the European Space Agency (ESA) ground station in Cebreros, Madrid (Spain), at 12:00 noon that day.
Lyrics printed in booklet.
“I am very aware of the preciousness of
time. Seize the moment.
I have spent my life travelling across
the universe inside my mind.
Through theoretical physics I have sought
to answer some of the great questions but there are other challenges,
other big questions which must be answered, and these will also need a
new generation who are interested, engaged and with an understanding of
How will we feed an ever-growing population, provide clean water,
generate renewable energy, prevent and cure disease and slow down global
I hope that science and technology will provide the
answers to these questions, but it will take people, human beings with
knowledge and understanding to implement the solution.
One of the great
revelations of the space age has been a perspective that has given
humanity on ourselves.
When we see the earth from space we see
ourselves as a whole; we see the unity and not the divisions.
It is such
a simple image, with a compelling message: one planet, one human race.
|We are here
together, and we need to live together with tolerance and respect.
We must become global citizens.
I have been enormously privileged through my work to be able to contribute
to our understanding of the universe.
But it would be an empty universe
indeed, if it were not for the people I love and who love me.
We are all
time travellers journeying together into the future.
But let us work
together to make that future a place we want to visit.
Be brave, be
determined, overcome the odds.
It can be done.
It can be done.”
© The Stephen Hawking Foundation
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