If Heaven Were to Know
This piece expresses the loss of a loved one. Each movement adds another instrument to the musical textures. Passing Time has a double meaning and begins with solo piano. The title refers both to waiting and anxiousness of expected news as well as having someone pass away. The third movement Manifestations adds viola to the piano. This movement refers to the increased grief and the its accompanying chaos. Movement three introduces percussion (vibraphone and tubular bells) and is an extension of the previous movement, in terms of expression. However, Turmoil is more extreme in both it’s positive and negative impact. The final movement adds guitar to the ensemble. Walk at Forty-Eight reflects that no matter what “It’s All Good.” It is a passacaglia and has but one melody that repeats itself. Finally, the Prelude ties everything together by including the first and last instruments together (piano and guitar). This speaks of the time before loss and how simple life can be.