Composer's Toolbox

a blog for the composers and audiences of today's music.

A day of remembrance

I’m back at it.

December was a bit of a rough month. There were bouts of depression, bouts of joy, lots of music making, lots of absence from this blog, and the loss of a family member in early January.

I’m using composing as a way to connect with my emotions, and am hanging in there. I recently completed a very short, very simple piece to commemorate the passing and legacy of the family member we lost. Here it is:

This post is being published on 1/12/19, a day of remembrance for another recent passing, Dr. David Macbride. I am posting this to honor not just my family member, but to also honor David.

Please take the time you have on this earth to appreciate those around you, to help them, to tell them you love them. The next moment isn’t promised.



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