The Composers Legacy

Michael Destefano

Editorial: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN 10: 1493148710 / ISBN 13: 9781493148714
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Hardcover. 372 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.2in. x 1.4in.Celebrated music professor David Whealy from the University of California Davis becomes the recipient of an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger on the opposite side of the country. As David explores the secrets of his mysterious benefactor, James Burton West, he finds more than just a remodeled home on the Delaware coast. Through the journals and correspondence West leaves behind, David embarks on a journey of discovery that takes him deeper into the world of an intensely private and humble man who went through the last years of his life alone. And off the grid. Also waiting for David to discover is the promised treasure trove of original and unpublished autograph scores, the quality and quantity of which would rival that of the great composers. West knew precious little about his estate that had been in continuous family hands since 1724. He knew nothing about his enigmatic ancestor, a Thomas of historic import nor the origins of that ancient iron key. A key that held a secret even James Burton West remained ignorant of to his death. A secret which may well have redrawn the map of the United States. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería

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Sinopsis: "Celebrated music professor David Whealy from the University of California Davis becomes the recipient of an unexpected inheritance from a complete stranger on the opposite side of the country. As David explores the secrets of his mysterious benefactor, James Burton West, he finds more than just a remodeled home on the Delaware coast.

Through the journals and correspondence West leaves behind, David embarks on a journey of discovery that takes him deeper into the world of an intensely private and humble man who went through the last years of his life alone. And off the grid.

Also waiting for David to discover is the promised treasure trove of original and unpublished autograph scores, the quality and quantity of which would rival that of the great composers.

West knew precious little about his estate that had been in continuous family hands since 1724. He knew nothing about his enigmatic ancestor, a Thomas of "historic import," nor the origins of that ancient iron key. A key that held a secret even James Burton West remained ignorant of to his death.
 
A secret which may well have redrawn the map of the United States."

From the Author: The idea of marrying music to a novel is not an original one (the Star Wars novel, Shadows of the Empire for instance), but I thought the composer and author being one and the same person would be a novelty. By using several pieces I had already composed along with a few new ones, the idea was to share my music with the reading public. However, creating a mythical composer who ranked among the greatest composers who ever lived was a daunting and humbling experience. As a result, I had to rethink the few pieces I discussed and only partially completed (Reverently Isabella being one of them). I only offered what I considered my best work so there was something of James Burton West for the readers to savor. 
 
I went into a short bit of music theory when David analyzed Reverently Isabella, but his analysis really didn't help the musical novice. The theme I originally came up with was decent enough, but I felt unequal to the task of completing the ensuing variations. Quite frankly, I truly believe James Burton West would have done a much better job.
 
Two pivotal works, The Sunder and the String Quintet (pictured on the cover of the book), were featured specifically to tie the music with the action of the story. 
 
When Carla reads the score to The Sunder, she's so taken by it, she plays it on the piano for David. After playing it, not only does the instrumentation of the music--just 3 oboes--have meaning, but the opus number has such significance, the late composer captures it in his program notes (which you will find in the reading). 
 
Exactly how the String Quintet finds its way in front of the public I will not reveal here, but the description of the piece and how it unfolds is described in detail while the reader has the opportunity to compare the description with the piece. I thought that would be an original touch. 

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Título: The Composers Legacy
Editorial: Xlibris Corporation
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: New

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