A Starlit Sky
This was one of my earlier inspirations. It popped out of me when I was 15. I often gaze at the cosmos at night. Though they are appear to be at rest in the sky, I know and feel their true dynamism. I absolutely love the drama and the beautiful climactic rush at the end. I’m pretty sure playing this in front the a music composition class as a prospective student is what got me in to Amherst College because the teacher turned to the students and explained to them what a “Plagal cadence” is- which is a cadence that resolves from the fourth the the tonic. I felt pretty proud that a professor was using my music as an example. It made me really feel like I knew what I was doing even though it comes naturally to me.