My protagonist in my WIP Hidden is a piano player.
I don’t play the piano. I started lessons when I was 8, but having short fingers doesn’t really make for a good piano player. Besides, my true love was Art, so my mom switched me to art lessons instead. But my family are, curiously enough, musically inclined. With me as an exception. Both my sisters can play the piano. My youngest brother plays the violin (and is actually really good at it!). My dad knows how to play the saxophone. My other brothers play the guitar. (Yes, I come from a big family. The more, the merrier, they say…)
So, having said that, I do love music, despite my musical ineptitude. I can listen to classical music all day. And because of this, it was only fitting that my protagonist should be good at something I’m not. 🙂 In my WIP, these are the pieces mentioned. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to them.
First off, Chopin’s Minute Waltz, which is full of energy. My protagonist holds a dear memory of her playing this piece and her father listening to her rather catastrophic rendition.
Next up is Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, which is a perfect accompaniment to the first half of my manuscript. It perfectly sets the mood and atmosphere of my protagonist’s struggle with her mental health, and the conflicts arising from her current situation (Don’t wanna give away too much.) This is also the piece she played for the last time before her father’s death.
The latter half of my story is best described through Debussy’s Clair de Lune (which is also mentioned in the ms). It has an ethereal feel to it, at least to me it does, and it’s the perfect backdrop for the events happening to my protagonist. She doesn’t play this piece, but hears it on a CD player.
And lastly, my protagonist plays the piano at the end, something that would resemble the music of her soul. I don’t state what it is in the ms, but I really connected with this piece: Debussy’s Reverie. The title alone is so fitting for the ending. Plus this video rocks!