Rain drops are beginning to fall, the silence is broken, the air and ground seem alive! The stormy musical concerto set the prelude at staccato tempo followed by energico , the thunder percussion sets the forte mood with powerful timbals and tremolo cellos sustaining the resounding echo, then there’s a pause and the wind begins the polyphony from adagio to allegro_ piccolos whistle their highest notes. Intrepid xylophones vibrate their sound in crescendo…then climax is reached ensuing the intensity to pianissimo andante fading to a sudden rest. The rainwater runs on the ground with gurgling sound rushing through as being chased by the drumming of the heavier rain drops. Flashes of light illuminate brilliantly, the grand performance continues, then the clouds move away… the sequence transposition of notes indicates the in crescendo distance few last phrases are heard then winding down to a triumphant finale. The Divine Maestro vows!
Note: Before dawn on Sunday, we had a tremendous storm in our area, which delivered large amounts of rain, causing floods. The violent storm came accompanied by exploding thunders that shook the house. The worst part of the storm lasted like one hour, since we have had rain for the past four days. Sunday morning I went out to look at the creek and I saw the brook full and furiously fast like I haven’t seen it in years! Hence the Storm Concerto that I wrote. This “Simply Words…” will be a regular post weekly.
Thanks! – H.J.
© HJ Ruiz