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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If you recall, yesterday we spoke about the Fifth...the interval of a Fifth that is. Mercury rules no 5 and is about Communication.

I thought about it most of yesterday and in the evening sketched a few bars. Immediately I began, the title came to me ...as above. So, now we have or will have 3 movements to the Double Concerto. Does that matter? No. not really but for some reason it bothered me...it felt incomplete.

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According to Rudolph Steiner the world we enter in sleep is called ' The World of Devachan'. This is a dimension in which we experience 'Tones and Colours.' 

Composers have the facility to bring back what they hear/experience in this state and translate it into structured sound which we call Music. I personally never remember this experience ,I'm too busy sleeping!! Smile....BUT I can say that I often wake in the night with ' an idea' or 'a theme 'running through my Being.

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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.

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Do you have a  Dog ? If so, does it listen to Music? MY Dog loves Wagner!! Music is very healing to Animals and I mean Music ...not Noise!! If you are a Dog lover have a look at   www.nanetteaverybravedog.com 

 

It's a long time since I gave any...indeed had any....news about the Double Concerto rehearsal I have been trying to organise so far ..in vain!.

 In fact Venus is currently in Aquarius getting ready to ingress Pisces shortly and Mars is already in Virgo ( opposite ) in retrograde motion ( apparently reversing). This is referred to as an ' opposition ' and although potentially productive , not always comfortable. I don't mind even more discomfort personally to get this Concerto ' off the ground'.

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