Here is the second movement of the String Quartet. The theme of this movement is love. Now when I mean love, I don't mean or even think of love in the modern romantic comedy sense, but the real and deep unconditional, willing-to-die, patient, kind, etc. type of love. That is the love of God towards us, whether we feel like we deserve it or not.
Musically, I have this "fluttering" kind of theme that runs through the whole course of the movement. I am using this to imitate the feelings of the heart (not the beating). At times it can be sad or it can be happy but it was my best attempt at imitating how the heart feels love.
You'll also notice, that there are some quite dissonant or "sad" sounding moments during the movement. This is to allude to the fact that love does continue no matter the stresses that we put it through. True love is stronger than any of the trials of this world. Love is actually a choice, and when we love unconditionally, we will probably be hurt more than once. These dissonant moments are an allusion to this.
I hope you all enjoy. I will try to do another post later explaining why I am doing a String Quartet. Hardly anyone writes those now-a-days and about that many listen to them.
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