MUSIC IS A MORAL LAW,
IT GIVES SOUL TO THE UNIVERSE
WINGS TO THE MIND.
FLIGHT TO THE IMAGINATION
A CHARM TO SADNESS
GAIETY AND LIFE TO EVERYTHING.
IT IS THE ESSENCE
OF ORDER AND LENDS TO ALL
THAT IS GOOD,JUST, AND BEAUTIFUL.
PLATO

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Very relieved to leave the Double Concerto alone for a while ....basically until I can arrange another rehearsal with both soloists. In the interim, I have sent Pete ( Editor in London ) ' Le chant de Venus' first movt.

This is a Concerto for Viola and orchestra. We've got enough money in the ' kitty' to edit the first movt...after that? Well, it's always in the ' lap of the Gods'.

 It's amazing that he will take the score on a six weeks tour of America and with the Sibelius Software ( which really is stunning ), it'll pass to and fro between us in a few seconds with one click!!! of course we take it all for granted now...BUT should we??

 

I still write my scores on manuscript first and then transfer them to the computer. I know there are Composers who work directly on the screen but for me, something is 'lost' if I work like that.....I really can't do it!! 

 This Concerto was written a few years ago and is part of the theme developed in the Double ( Venus Conjunct Mars ) but I only recently orchestrated it. The Viola with it's rich deep tone quality describes Venus  very well.

Strangely enough, the Viola was an instrument I was not at all drawn to in former years, so it's surprising that it has played such an important role in this ' internal saga'! By that I mean, it relates to a Psychological/ Spiritual evolution going on in myself....and in all humans for that matter!!! I would love to be able to put sketches on the site but there is no way to do that yet.....one day, it may be possible! have a lovely evening all.xx