Hungry For Heaven

HFH album art

Your love is near

Hungry For Heaven: A Musical Opus

This project is an internet collaboration of David Gómez Sanz (Segovia, Spain), Alberto Ayuso Domingo (Segovia, Spain) and Richard Cecil Schletty (St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.A.). Hungry For Heaven is an hour-long concept album which deals with evil, suffering, the silence of God, the restless spirit, faith, salvation, selfless love, Christian discipleship, and the necessity of right relationships with the hierarchy of creation.

Music styling ranges from classic orchestral to acoustic folk to celestial to progressive rock. The vocal stylings, spanning bass to tenor registers, are gritty yet soothing (like wet sand in the palm of your hand). Sometimes folk-like, sometimes operatic, always engaging. Words can be understood.

Commentary by David:

"Hungry for Heaven" is a journey of the human being through basic and primitive questions. The searching for the answers beyond our physical existence. The silence of God, man facing death, life after life. Once a man is aware of his finitude, does everything reach a meaning?

Some people are blessed with the grace of joy while others are still looking for a light in the darkness. Some people find strength in the pain while others find sharks in a pool. The incomprehensible reasons for our suffering are washed away in the Cross of Jesus Christ. Our pain is the pain of God. And He cures the scars of our souls. He embraces our perfect imperfections.

Hungry For Heaven is about our claim to the sky, our cry to the infinite horizon. In our hunger, can we come to feel His presence?

– David Gómez Sanz

Music ©2007-2016 David Gómez Sanz, Alberto Ayuso Domingo and Richard C. Schletty
Photographs by David Gómez Sanz     
Webmaster: Richard C. Schletty
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Lyrics and notes
Title Notes
  3-11-2016. Posted new version of Movement 7: Lift Me Up. See MP3 player at left. New lyrics here
  2-29-2016. Five of eleven movements have been rearranged, rerecorded and mastered. Movements 1, 2, 3, 5 and 11.
  3-6-2012. David and Alberto have been re-recording the instrumental soundtracks. Richard will be re-recording voices.
1st Movement - Overture to Transcendence
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4-2-2007. After several weeks of pondering the task of overlaying David's wonderful instrumentation with voice, I have finally taken a stab at it. I am using the lyrics I wrote earlier.
2nd Movement – Pour It Out
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4-26-2007. The lyrics that were originally written in a more formal style were modified to plainspeak.
3rd Movement - Knock Upon Your Door
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5-8-200. Lyrics written and recorded in one day.
4th Movement - Up From Death
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10-18-2007. Lyrics written and recorded over a period of six months.
5th Movement - The Joy of Grace
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11-7-2007. Where did the new music for the 5th movement come from? David sent a track to me a few months ago. He came up with it on the Feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2007. He called it "The Joy of The Grace" and suggesed it might be added to the HFH song cycle.
6th Movement – The Gateway
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4-21-2008. This movement is a litany of praise. It will have additional voices besides those of Richard.
7th Movement - Lifting
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10-22-2007. This movement rocks. He imagines himself running to the edge of the escarpment, then being caught in the love of the Spirit which lifts him to the mountain top.
8th Movement - The Hard Road
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10-26-2007: Richard remembers a book he read, in his youth, with an especially poignant passage: "In time, you will realize that you've denied yourself nothing."
9th Movement - I Am the Way
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4-7-2008. He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
10th Movement - Realization
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4-17-2007. The search is at a climax. Just listen to David's bagpipes! That is powerful good stuff.
11th Movement – New Eyes, New Light
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6-12-2009. This is the conclusion of the search. It began and ended with the miracle of new life: the "blessing of tissue."