Finding Diane

Here is the finished piano solo version of “Finding Diane” in proper rondo form. It was inspired by the upcoming novel “Pieces of the Circle”, draft copies of the opening chapters can be found at Diane’s own blog. This gave me great difficulty to perform because the piece demanded to change keys before returning to the beginning themes and that new key turned out to be very demanding where the original key was relatively easy. Regardless, here is the best I can do with it in the video below and is also in one of the music players in the right-hand column.

10 thoughts on “Finding Diane

  1. I love it. What word can I possibly use to express my awe? Beautiful. Thank you. I love the way you have mastered the video and I get to watch in person. I am not sure where the words fit. I wonder if they are yet to be written. It seems as if the ones I have come up with might need somewhere else to land but you have amazed me thus far…
    If you ever wanted to give me a rendition of this using one finger where you would like the words to go… I am open to keep trying… or you can take a stab at the words I’ve come up with so far. Everyone who hears this is awe struck.
    Now to reblog…..

  2. Reblogged this on The One Thing I know For Sure and commented:
    I met a friend here through my blog. His name is Jim. He is a musician and a teacher. He kind of came in through the back door and started reading my blog from the beginning. It was terribly flattering and sometimes annoying. He started commenting on things I had written, never really figuring anyone but me might ever see. I mean, we have all been there… no one following or LIKING what we have written. But then, slowly we venture out and start reading other blogs and networking and we get read. When that started happening, I have to admit that I was more careful, trying to write as if others might see it. But the ones this new follower of mine was commenting on were the early Dianes stuff that I wrote for fun. So a correction here or there saying something didn’t make sense made me think… :Well of course it didn’t. Onlly I know what i meant, and I wrote it for me… Especially punctuation. I am going to have to buy that someday I know!!! But then…. slowly I began looking forward to his critiques. Some brought me to tears cuz he GOT me so… others still a little annoying… though I began to learn from him. Really learn. Now, I GET where he is coming from. He is a teacher.
    I held my breath when he started reading my chapters. My book is like my baby. And he shredded it! But then he got past the punctuation and read the content. Granted, the conversations need more work and other people helping edit (My good friend Paul namely) have taught me a lot! So when Jim wrote a song inspired by my chapters you can imagine the heart strings he has pulled. Here is the melody he has gifted me with. In turn, I have attempted to give him an offering of words to hopefully become it’s lyrics, but in the meantime here is our song. Please visit his blog and tell him your thoughts. I would be so grateful. Thank you for your time….

  3. That is really, really beautiful!! I am proud to watch this unfolding! Will the song be the obvious tune you are playing and does it fit with Diane’s beautiful words? I must go and print them out and see, but tomorrow as I have to run now sadly πŸ™‚ This is so exciting for both of you (and me too just to see it come together)!! This collaboration reminds me of that guy on TED who got hundreds or thousands of people around the world to record their part of his choral pieces and then put them together. Wow!

    • Thanks for stopping by. I just listened to it again without my overly self-critical ears on. Your words are very kind. I found that unusually easy to write and very difficult to perform and record. Interesting how a few compliments stirs one to do it again.

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