Thursday, November 17, 2016

Friday Fictioneers

Posted Thursday November 17 2016




                                


Violin in hand, the leader of the orchestra appears followed by their frock-coated conductor. The assembled instruments burst into a discordant scramble of random notes as they tune up.... then silence.

Seconds later I’m wrapped in a comforting blanket of sound.

String players’ elbows dart in and out. Red-faced trumpeters with balloon cheeks sway alongside pinch-faced oboists whilst the percussionist looms over them, hammers in hand. My heart beats faster. I’m excited, thrilled; I am in another place. I crave more, let it never end. 

The music rises and rises more, carrying me with it and I shiver as it reaches its magnificent climax....then silence.

After a few seconds, thunderous applause fills the arena. It's over.





Thanks to Rochelle at Friday Fictioneers for hosting and Bjorn Rudberg for the photo prompt.


16 comments:

  1. There is always a moment of silence. Well done.

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  2. There is a silence of anticipation in the start and the silence of satisfaction in the end. Perfectly put.

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  3. Beautifully described. I could feel the atmosphere!

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  4. Very musically moving story! I enjoyed the ride!

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  5. He can take with him the memory of magical music.

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  6. Beautiful. x
    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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  7. I do enjoy the silence... that's when there is a good audience and a great conductor...

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  8. Yes - agree with the others about the silence. Beautifully done, Keith.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  9. Beautifully descriptive piece that takes us along for that brief concert... the anticipation, the joy, the ending. I loved this, and now I want to attend a concert soon!

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  10. A very descriptive post, well written.
    :-)
    <3
    livehomeandaway

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  11. Dear Keith,

    What a lovely description. I could almost hear the music. Bravo!

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  12. Great description of the players. Wonderful

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  13. That's exactly how it is, a wonderful concert. You took us there.

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  14. Wow, that was quite an exhilarating ride.

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  15. Perfect description of the experience of seeing an orchestra in full flow. Never fails to astound me. Well done.

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  16. That is an intense love affair...Beautifully told.

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