Slow Waltz with You
This piece began as a love poem to my wife, about the slow dance of the years as we share our time together. The words seemed to have a pretty solid melody within themselves. When I set the lyric to music on August 13, 2012, that strong, self-assured melody lit such a fire in the organ, guitar, clarinet, viola, trombone, electric bass & drums, that I just let it grow into this rather splendid instrumental waltz. Stately and playful at once, what we have to do and what we like to do, joining and parting, dipping and rising, we dance on to the gentle beat.