“If you want to become a musician who is characterized by individuality and true expressiveness, you have to train yourself, your muscles, your brain, your imagination, your ears, your taste on the highest level and in all dimensions of self-criticism and experience, so to eventually let your soul shine through. Music exists to touch and deeply move, not simply to show off or try to be everybody’s darling. Don’t get lost in being an actor on stage, showing how exciting and fantastic you are; create excitement for the audience but stay behind modestly with a cool and controlled mind.“~Janos Starker
This composition is part of a musical meditation series about God’s mercy and forgiveness. I began writing these pieces in honor of Pope Francis’ declaration of The Year of Mercy which is going on right now.
The sheet music for this composition and the others in the series are available on Sheet Music Plus.