Today I present my original composition, UNDER A MAIDEN'S SPELL. I completed this piece in 2014 and scored it for piano. Below is a screenshot of the title page from the autograph score:
'Twas Christmas Eve. My father, sister, and I were at a local store purchasing culinary delights for our evening festivities. The mood was merry and the setting glowed in the warmth of the occasion. Suddenly, while awaiting service, I spied a vision of feminine poetry. An employee, humble in her white deli frock and unpretentious demeanor, with hair pinned behind her head, looked to me with a disarming and slightly inquisitive expression. She caught my eye and held it until I was distracted by the business at hand. When I looked back, I found the moment had passed like a fleeting dream. Regal in appearance and reminiscent of Capucine, her long, wavy chestnut hair was illuminated gold by the oven-fire that crackled behind her. I was immediately reminded of two images: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer and a lost young woman in Picnic at Hanging Rock.
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