Welcome to the home page of The Colors of Peace, a project created by the members of The Delian Society! The Delian Society, founded in January 2004, is an international nonsectarian body of composers, performers, scholars, sound technicians, and amateurs dedicated to the renascence of tonal art music. The Society is extraordinarily diverse, and we invite the participation of others around the world who share our artistic visions and goals. Membership is open to all, regardless of race, color, handicap, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, or national origin.
The Colors of Peace is the title of s song composed by Joseph Dillon Ford on 18 March 2004 in response to the criminal acts of terrorism perpetrated by ideological extremists that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of innocent human beings, the devastation of the natural and built environment, and the irreparable loss of priceless cultural artifacts. The Colors of Peace is not a song of protest but an affirmation of the life we share and a call for all who can hear to join us on a timeless journey towards the peace that comes with mutual understanding.
How can you participate? Simply download and print "The Colors of Peace" sheet music and sing it in your homes, your schools, your sacred places, your city streets and parksanywhere and everywhere its message needs to be heard. To do this, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge at the following URL:
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Download The Colors of Peace (4/4, C Major)
Download The Colors of Peace (3/4, F Major
You may use this downloadable page of music as printed for all humane non-commercial purposes free of charge. We ask only that you e-mail us at the link which appears at the bottom of this page and let us know who you are, the city and country where you live, and how you plan to use The Colors of Peace. Remember, this song is free of charge, as a gift to you and the world from the Delian Society.
But there's more good news! Some of the composers of the Delian Society are creating beautiful new compositions based on The Colors of Peace. They also have written other musical scores intended to spread the message of peace. To listen to their music, with the option of purchasing scores for performance at you school, church, temple, or other concert setting, please click on any links you see below [links forthcoming].
Please note that these special scores are not the physical or intellectual property of the Delian Society, but are created and owned by certain members who are individually responsible for setting prices and conducting sales of their own work. The original melody and all compositions based on it are protected by international copyright laws.
A special note to all Delian Society composers: Without prior permission you are free to use The Colors of Peace as the basis of new musical compositions consistent with the humanitarian intentions of the original melody. Kindly include the following text somewhere in your published scores:
This musical composition is based on The Colors of Peace, a melody by Dillon Ford. For information about the creation and use of this melody, please visit the following URL:
For any commercial use of this score, kindly contact the publisher.
The views expressed in this document, elsewhere on the Delian Society web pages, and by individual members of the Delian Society are not necessarily those of the Delian Society as a whole. Our membership is extremely diverse, as is to be expected of a body that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, religion, national origin, political affiliation, or marital status.