I am pleased to present my newest piece of music, entitled
Aethan and Alcides – A Journey. This is a orchestrated segment of music from this story.
Enduring months of perilous trials and disenchantments while journeying on their quest, Alcides reproached his sage and wise counselor, Aethan in utter despair. After unwearyingly listening to his recollections of the tumultuous events that led them to this hopeless point, compassionately, he reprimanded Alcides for his absence of faith.
“Hope, faith, and belief, born from within oneself shapes the future beyond these earthly sufferings that are always present for those who dwell on them”, Aethan chided.
Alcides lashed out pathetically and angrily expressing his utter disappointment with the situation. He vented his frustration that Aethan hadn’t showed his true power famed to his name and all outcomes fell upon his weary, warrior shoulders.
Swiftly and exacting, Aethan thrust his walking stick in the air, silencing his beleaguered student, and voiced one articulated phrase,
“from a tiny seed… is born… a mighty giant”,
and without warning, both were lifted into the air.
There, in front of them, above the monolithic rock structures that once blocked their way, was a verdant landscape of incomparable beauty… their way was clear! A little further, and Alcides would have discovered this with his own determination. Tears in his eyes, wavering to maintain balance, he cried in disgrace for his lack of faith and the realization that Aethan was the steadfast master that he profoundly longed to see. As he opened his tearful eyes, he realized they were slowly descending back from whence they came. Feet firmly on earth, he kneeled before Aethan, both hands gently grasping the sage’s worn and gnarled walking stick. The air was serene and silent except for the gentle breeze that replenished the tired warrior’s body. All was good.