Passion Party #372 - My Heart Is Singing

How can I describe the joy
of writing s composition
inspired by my son
working on it for 9 months
trying out ideas with him
studying the great literature for cello
having the composition gradually take shape
writing a cadenza
throwing it out as unplayable
writing another cadenza
having an initial read-through with string quintet

and then, finally,
having it performed
in concert
with a full orchestra
the musicians fully invested
in bringing the music to life
and my son
the featured soloist
ripping through the cadenza,
owning the piece.

My heart singing
with the shimmering beauty
of the last chords.

There is nothing
greater than this moment.

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