Friday, February 1, 2008

Andante Espressivo

That's what the top part of the left hand side says of a piano arrangement that I'm working on. I thought about how accurate that Italian term is for the piece. According to one online source, it means, when combining the definition of both: "moderately slow with expression." It works beautifully for the nice even eighth notes that climb up and down the scale in the bass cleft. It's kind of like going on a leisurely walk and taking in everything you see, smell, and hear. Savoring every moment of the experience. In these hectic days we need a little "andante espressivo" in our lives. Stop a moment. Slow down. Look around. Find beauty in God's creation. Take pleasure in the small things. Make the moments count. Tell someone you love them.
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