Okay, not quite...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

You're never quite finished when you think you are, ね?  I was listening to the chorale and finishing the dynamics, when I started to really think about what Brian meant when he said that the piece needed to be longer.  I timed the first half of the piece and compared it to the second half; it seemed balanced.  I listened closely to the "my heart will rejoice" section; I played around with some changes which I will most likely abandon.  Then I got to the next line, "I will sing to the Lord".  This was it.  This was the section that needed to be longer.  It's a different theme melodically, and a little different in style; the problem is, it's only 4 bars long, and then you leave it behind and move on to the next section.  It's a nice idea, but I don't develop it.  It's faster in tempo than the rest of the piece, and you just need to spend a little more time there, to give you a chance to enjoy and appreciate it.

It's a little daunting sometimes to tear something apart to rework it, but I went ahead and made a copy of the file, and began developing this theme.  I'm rather pleased with where it's going.  Might take me another day or two to refine and polish it, and finally wrap things up.

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Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life.  He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty.  But as I told you, you have seen Me and still you do not believe.  All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and whoever comes to Me I will never drive away.  For I have come down from heaven not to do My will but to do the will of Him who sent Me.  And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that I shall lose none of all that He has given Me, but raise them up at the last day.  For My Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in Him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."
— John 6:35-40