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Noah's Song

I wrote this piece for a former piano student of mine. He was (and presumably still is) exceptionally thoughtful, patient, and sensitive for an eight-year-old; in fact, he had the better of most adults I’ve known in those respects. I wanted a piece that would give him a chance to be really musical — he had the right stuff for it — but was within his technical reach and within the physical limitations of the birth defect in his right hand. So this is what I came up with.

Noah’s Song
Paul Cantrell, piano

He did learn it, and played it quite nicely. This, of course, gratified me to no end.

Some things are clichés simply because they’re true; “teaching is rewarding” is one such.