The Peace Concerto


Dedicated to Alexander L. Johnson b. August 25, 1988 d. February 6, 2010, and Alex Johnson II.

 “This composition is dedicated to my son and grandson. Most of it, except for The Song of Peace, was written after Alex’s death. Having seen and participated in war, I weave into this work an embodiment of hope for humanity and our condition. This composition lives in the present moment, healthy, happy, and rich with love. It is also a memory, forever and always, of life with a wonderful young person who now rests irrevocably in Peace.”
~ Louis Valentine Johnson

 “THE PEACE CONCERTO”

For Solo Guitar

Composed by
Louis Valentine Johnson

I
“PORTRAITS”
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II
“SONG OF PEACE”
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III
“THE QUESTION”
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“THE PEACE CONCERTO”

Has also been arranged  for:

Guitar and Viola
Guitar and Clarinet
Guitar and Piano
Guitar and String Quartet

 

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TWELVE MOMENTS
For Solo Guitar BY LOUIS VALENTINE JOHNSON
(From the Peace Concerto for Alexander L. Johnson II)

MOMENT I “VALIANTLY RUNNING WITH FIRE”

MOMENT II “SAD THE DEATH”

MOMENT III “SONG OF PEACE”

MOMENT IV Tárrega (Arranged by LVJ and Alex Johnson)
“A BOY’S TEARS PLAY THE GUITAR”

MOMENT V “I AM HERE!”

MOMENT VI “A PHOTOGRAPH OF LOVE”

MOMENT VII “A LITTLE BOY RUNS”

MOMENT VIII “THE JOURNEY BEGINS”

MOMENT IX “THOUGHTS OF THE DARK FIRE”

MOMENT X “WITH MAMA AND DADDY”

MOMENT XI “SAD WITHOUT MY DADDY”

MOMENT XII “ALWAYS IN MY HEART”

 

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