about composers of today in twenty five, one hundred, two hundred or more years from now? Will they consider some of today's or maybe all, Masters? Will today's music be as much of an impact as it was hundreds of years ago? Ever wonder what will become of all your music - years, centuries from now? Just a thought that came over me.
I'm up late tonight putting together music for a funeral tomorrow. The request is to have something subdue yet calming and on the "Western" style yet orchestral. I have chosen several from Aaron Croplands' "Billy The Kid" one of which to be played during communion. After, I am to play a recording of a song titled "Wagon Wheel" played by the deceased, my Uncle. Never knew he loved to play the harmonica as much as they told me last night. His family gave me a tape and asked me to fix it up so everyone can hear his playing. A fast job nevertheless, finished crudely but ready.
My twin brother is to play a solo harmonica piece sometime during the mass. This has been one of the hardest musical requests so far. I think he'll like it.
His sons tell me he has quite a bit of recordings of him playing his own music and others. Asking what will become of them, neither of them didn't know. I asked if I could have them to convert them to disc and possibly clean them up. I have a feeling I just saved my Uncle's songs from the trash heap or from never hearing them at all.
It's late for me and I am afraid I will not be able to sleep. I've made three sets of music for tomorrow and now have to decide which is more appropriate.
Which of the pieces I've paired off with his harmonica piece supports it best.
Forgive me, It's been a long couple of days.