The glory chord

By Nicholas Hooper

The glory chord chimes and a screen opens with all sorts of possibilities. The animation of blue folders looks real against a photo of the past, each folder containing items. So many items done and resting there to be ignored, but they are there like old lost teddy bears with eyes saying ‘look at me, look at me.’

There is one folder, a lucky folder, that has hundreds of items but it pretends it’s only got a few. It hides its treasures from plain view, but most early mornings I open it to make another file of sound. Then it goes and buries this music in a secret place, far from prying eyes, until its ‘glories’ are found and shown with an open heart, hoping to be received into the wider world by anyone who’d care to listen. And all the time the glory chord resounds down the minutes affecting all that follow it.



About Dawnings:
“Every morning at around 5am I get up and go down to my studio. After a short meditation I write down whatever is in my head, giving myself fifteen minutes to do so. Then moving over to the piano (or a more portable instrument like my Ukulele when I'm away), I improvise and record a piece of music inspired by whatever words I just wrote. It is a great way of keeping both my writing and my composing going and I call these small creations Dawnings. They are mostly unedited, like sketches, so that they keep that fresh feeling of an early morning discovery.”

— Nick Hooper