Hi everyone, a short time ago, I received some very sad news about John Taylor. Most of us on the forum know him as taylorchandler. John's doctor informed him that there is no treatment or cure for his cancer, and John would only has a short time to live.
Dan Kury (dpdan) lives about five hours from John in Missouri and while they have never met, Dan's heart went out to him, and offered to help him any way he could. John asked Dan if he would create a nice recording from his finest and final work named Journey. Dan graciously obliged. I thought that other composers will benefit from John's music and be inspired to create their own masterworks, wherever they are in their life's journey.
John writes.... "Journey started as a series of sketches in 2004. The first time my wife Robin heard them strung together, she described experiencing a journey through the different themes and textures, joy and sorrow, good times and bad. The title stuck. This piece has been revised a number of times with the addition of sections inspired by memories and changes in my life. I experimented with different styles and techniques, some worked and some didn’t. The Garritan community has, and will continue to have a meaningful, lasting impact and benefit for all those who pursue it. We are having a good day today. Thanks again, Robin and John."
So, through telephone calls and emails, John and Dan were able to come up with a recording of his Journey.
Please listen and reflect on John's finest work:
Thank you John for gracing us all with your music and your life.