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Friday, February 13, 2009

The Violin- King of the Orchestra

There are some musical instruments and then there are some others.

One of my personal and perennial favourites is the Violin, often truly called the 'King of the Orchestra'.Going back in time and recalling the effect of it's music on my mind, I clearly recall numerous moments, some of them in some of my all time favoutite movies, Thorn Birds, Gone with the wind, Love Story, Dr Zhivago and then Junoon, where the violin has been magnificiently used to convey a 'completeness and range of emotions-

Love, tenderness, pathos, sorrow, or then quite simply, happiness and joy.

The violin is a bow string instrument with four strings usually tuned in perfect fifths.It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the violin family of string instruments, which also includes the 'viola' and 'cello'.Usually, however, the strings are not plucked; instead a bow is passed over them to make them 'vibrate'.

No instrument can do all the violin can do.At different times these are some of the emotions that I have associated with the violin. It has made me feel sad, or then, at other times, warm and good all over.

By playing slowly or fast then faster,it has sometimes made my heart feel a whole host of emtions that are sometimes quite difficult to define. Because there are simply just so many of them.

All at the same time, or then, one following the other, in rapid succession.

At times like these, I simply let the music flow over me, taking it in, and can't help but marvel at the skill of the player whose music has such a major impact.

On my mind as it must surely do...
..........On so many countless others.

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