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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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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If you would like to acquire a copy ( or copies ) of REQUIEM. There is a Disc available to purchase from me via the ' Contact Jil'  at the top of the page. The recording was made in 1997 in Krakow with the Krakow Symphony Orchestra and Choir, myself conducting. Payment must be made in either Euros or Sterling. The price is £8 per disc or 9.60 euros plus postage and packing.  JIL 

 
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