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The Hearthstone

Composed for The Desert Winds,

 & Charles A Maguire, Conductor


Premiered at the Midwest Clinicor.


In every life there should be a person who keeps us warm, keeps us fed and keeps us safe. Like a stone from a hearth they have been heated over and over, tested in the hottest of fires and come out more stronger, more resilient and tougher than before, ready to be tested once more. I liken those types of people to hearthstones; reflective, warm, strong and capable of keeping a hearth together. Hearthstones come in all shapes and sizes and are called a variety of things but for quite a few of us, we just call them Dad. This music is for all the good fathers in the world.

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