The Courage of Despair
Orchestral (Tribute to Ukraine)
The utter pointlessness of war, the devastation, and the
misery it unfurls upon countless families and individuals is graphically shown
in this latest neo-classical styled opus by musician Paul Long, and all within his latest single The Courage of Despair Orchestral (Tribute to Ukraine). This powerful and emotive composition resonates through the
halls of desperation and echoes across the deserted wastelands of military
strife, and is a veritable soundtrack of courage in the face of great despair.
Paul orchestral composition is a deep well of emotion that
rides on the back of a conflict that like Vietnam seems never ending, however
through music one can always find something to heal the moment, to gain
strength from the darkness of days. The slow almost Pavane like construction
illustrates the subject matter perfectly, but as always there is something vast and never ceasing that
lies beneath the tones, one power that is the undeniable, the strength and
courage of the human spirit.
I believe that Paul Long
has created that aforementioned spirt within the confines of his new offering,
and as such this mood filled and passionate piece should resonate with the
listeners, and hopefully like me, move them greatly. This should be one track
that will rise to the top and be recognised for the anthem it could truly be.