This is a small Requiem that started as an intro and became something totally different. It was becoming very sad and I was going to abandon it but my daughter called with news that a friend of ours had just been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer. So I decided to continue and see where it took me. It took me into a very dark place but sometimes it's better to stick it out and get to the other side.
I also wrote a little prose that goes with the imagery of the music.
As I wait to feel the water of that vast ocean of souls I hope this small requiem will help give comfort to the living and peace to those who are gone.
Oboe 1 Modern Solo, Steinway Piano, DBL Bass
Violins, Mixed Choir, Female Choir, Cellos