Monday, February 14, 2011
I Had to Present
After a lovely dinner with my wife, I retired to the basement to work on her Valentines Day present. The piece which began yesterday, Joyanna. At 8:20 pm, she asked if I would play it for her at 9pm. What to do, but to honor her request, whether the piece was complete or not. Before dinner I had briefly reviewed the beginning of the piece.
I knew that I would need to improvise an ending, and that as she is my number one supporter, that all would be fine. As the time approached, I began making changes to the second section. Yesterday after this section the piece had seemed to want to change moods, tonight I did not find this. At the appointed time, I played her the piece. As the end of the second section approached, I improvised an ending. Hearing something in this, I immediately notated what I had just played. Afterward, I played with this some more and may have completed the piece. All is notated so I will resume working with this tomorrow to see what I think.
Showing up and playing for the finest audience I know, allowed the muse to whisper tonight. Grateful for her love, grateful for my teachers, and grateful for music. Happy Valentines Day!