Across the Calm Waters of Heaven - A Piece for Peace
Thank you Colour of Music Festival for allowing my piece to be performed. Here are the program notes! Across the Calm Waters of Heaven- A Piece for Peace is an emotional journey that explores the nature of loss, grief, and love that transcends time and space. The piece begins by capturing the mixed feelings of loss and anticipation felt by the victims as they leave behind their bodies and their lives here on earth and begin their ascension into the love and care of their new eternal home. The work flows forward, capturing the awe and joy felt by the arrivals to their new home, a place of peace, love, and beauty. There, they are jubilantly greeted and reunited with their loved ones and a community of loving and caring souls. The victims terror, loss, grief, and fear dissolves as they bask in their new surroundings and community. A calm lake, represented by the piano solo, is a moment of reflection, as they look back on their lives and those they left behind. They are so filled with joy and love, they radiate down comfort and reassurance. The victims, will always guard over, and bask in warmth and love, their beloved on Earth, as they wait to welcome them to this place of love and light. This work captures the inextinguishable spark of human goodness, our unfathomable capacity to give and receive love, that burns brightly in the souls of all humanity. This spark of God, can never be extinguished even through violence, terror, or injustice. This work celebrates the power of love, and aims to bring peace, reassurance, and healing to others. Thank you the amazing musicians!!! These guys literally played an entire season of music in one week!