I just finished this short piece for solo cello and piano, tentatively titled "In Memory of My Friend". The week before Christmas, my wife and I returned home to find that one of our dogs, Sweetpea, had re-ruptured a disk in her back, causing her hind legs to be paralyzed. We rushed her to the emergency vet, hoping for a miracle. Unfortunately, the damage was unrepairable.
This had happened to her once before, about 3 years ago. We had a $3,000 operation performed to correct the problem, which after a 3 month recovery process, she was good as new. Had her newest injury been operable, I would have spent the money at the drop of a hat. However, it was not to be so. We waited until Monday to take her to out personal vet and had her put to sleep.
Anyway, as when my grandmothers passed away, I dealt with the loss by delving into my muse and producing this piece of music. It was meant to be a Lament, but as you can see, it turned into a rather fiery piece.
It was written using Sibelius 5 and GPO in about 3 days. The reverb is a room convolution used in Waves Platinum IR L. It is written in binary (AB) form.
In Memory of my Friend
Thanks for listening. Comments are always welcome.