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Monday, April 23, 2012

"Rearden's Theme"

Hello to all. Sorry for the hiatus. Sometimes life throws curve balls at us, but we muster through and get back on track, keeping our goals in mind. Though I’ve not posted here in months, I’ve still managed to practice and compose my piano music over that same time period. Thanks for keeping in touch.

“Rearden’s Theme” ( © 2011 by John Dick ) is my latest piano composition and written in a more classical music style. I consider it my first real attempt at a serious, more complex piano composition that reflects my personal impression of a very powerful theme --- and a step forward in my own composing ability.

Many of you know the story of the fictional character (the industrialist hero) Hank Rearden, from the novel Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, and of his epic struggle to discover morality and truth in his own life. For those of you that do not, I encourage you to venture forward and discover. So I won't spoil the details.

My goal here was to attempt to create my own artistic, piano and musical impression to capture the theme of Hank Rearden's plight, struggle and final deliverance from those who wanted to devour and destroy him. So, wherever you might stand in your own evaluation of Atlas Shrugged and its characters, I do hope you, nonetheless, enjoy listening to my own personal musical impression of that ideal that is Hank Rearden.

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