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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Today I received a mail from the Violinist who has volunteered to give the Double concerto ( Venus Conjunct Mars ) a ' try out' along with a  Cellist colleague, both working with Nice Philharmonic. Anne has proposed a rehearsal sometime next week...after the 13th.

 I feel very motivated of course but slightly ...I was going to say ' nervous' but it's not the right word....but you know what I mean. I have not heard this work yet and I suppose every composer must feel slightly strange when confronted with the possibility for the first time.

 

I took the whole score to the Cafe today just to ' make sure  everything looked/sounded feasible! Mon Dieu!...good thing I did as I found myself asking questions about some orchestration and finding that I could do better!! However, our rehearsal is only for the two instrumentalists so don't worry too much Jil!!

 I think the Universe has a wonderful sense of humour!( in that this piece, which is an expression of two polarised aspects of our collective psyche , Venus/feminine  and Mars/masculine  actually merging and becoming one or unified yet also able to move apart without becoming ' separated'.. I mean separated in the egoic sense,) should have lain dormant for months waiting for this moment ,when in the sky, Venus is in Pisces and Mars is opposite in Virgo...and retrograde at that!!

 As I pointed out in the last article...in opposition. So we have a piece all about conjunction coming to light exactly at the moment of an opposition. Magical!!!!