I continue to work on “Angels Lament.” The second movement is almost complete, and ideas are percolating for the third movement, which will be a a synthesis of the themes in the first and second movements.
I’m thinking of calling the last movement “Reconciliation.” Its meaning: “to make one view or belief compatible with another.” I reflect on the current polarization in our country. Wouldn’t it be nice if there could be a way to reconcile such disparate perspectives? Did this song come to me because the angels truly do lament our human dysfunction, or is it because I need reconciliation within myself? Maybe it’s both!
We will be purchasing a new digital piano for my upcoming birthday in February. I’m very excited. The piano Randy (my husband) bought for me two years ago is a basic “entry” model. We didn’t know at the time that I would play it very much. Turns out I play every day, at least an hour, sometimes many hours. With all that playing, unfortunately, a number of keys have become “loose” and they clack annoyingly. It is driving me absolutely NUTS!!!
SO – we’ve done a lot of research, and the next piano will not only be much better quality, it will also enable me to record directly on the piano itself. I may hold off recording this latest work until I have my new toy.
Stay tuned… (pun intended) 🙂