Requiem for Lost Loves (Orchestra) Gerald Wilhelm Braden |


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This is my “Requiem For Lost Loves” for Orchestra. I composed this piece from my heart and soul, for all the loves in my life that I sadly lost to death, and for my favorite dog “Buster,” that passed away suddenly on January 21, 2019. Losing our loved ones, is the hardest thing that any of we living, will ever experience. All that we have to remember them, is our memories, whether they are happy or melancholy. Not being able to hold them, and feel the warmth of their bodies, enjoy their smiles, looking into their eyes, and hearing the sound of their voice, whether it be laughter or sadness, is something we all experience as humans. Though death is a natural part of life, loss of our loved ones is something none of us will ever become used to, in any way. Often the pain of the loss is so great, that it grows on us like a huge enveloping fog, controlling all our emotions and grief. There is always a huge abyss in your life and heart, when someone you love leaves you. I have experienced many losses of my loved ones the past 10 years, and each time, my life becomes more and more lonely.

I was mainly inspired to compose this piece after the sudden loss of my favorite dog and best friend “Buster” on Jan 21, 2019, at the very pre mature age of only 9 years. I have never had a dog that lived less than 15 years, and this was a total shock to me. My sweet baby boy had a rare blood cancer that had no advance symtoms. He was fine up until the last night he came to bed with me. When we woke up the next day, he wasn’t feeling good, so I covered him with a blanket on the couch to rest. I had NO idea that there was anything seriously wrong with him. I checked on him about an hour later, and he was sleeping. I heard a loud thump about an hour later, and he had jumped off the couch trying to go outside. I rushed to him, and he was laying on the floor looking up at me with a very confused and frightened look on his face. I rushed Buster to the doctor and he died in my arms 30 minutes later at the Animal Hospital. I have been in terrible pain and depression ever since, and don’t have any idea how long it will take me to feel “normal” again. I miss Buster so much, and he was a huge part of my life. I love you my sweet angel…..

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Gerald Wilhelm Braden

Gerald Wilhelm Braden

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