Maglio, Jack : Keep My Heart
I have been drawn to two things my entire adult life; spirituality and music. Spirituality has led me to many questions. Who is God? What is Godâ€™s relationship to me? What is my relationship to God? How do I move through this world as a spiritual being? I have found that music has led me to a deeper understanding of my spirituality. Many years ago when my wife and I started dating she gave me a poster. The poster had a photograph of a glass heart resting on the keys of a piano. The heart seems to be magnifying the keys. Below the keys there is a caption that reads â€œMusic is heard with the ears, understood with the heartâ€. At it's best music can be transcendent. It can touch us in ways that move us beyond the ordinary. It has been said that music is the universal language. I believe each of us has the capacity to understand that language in our own way. Before I was born my grandparents gave my parents the money to buy me a piano. So I guess you could say that I was destined to play. I began playing when I was six years old and have been playing ever since. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that was given me. When I started composing music I could not have foreseen the spiritual journey that I would eventually be taken on. My spiritual and musical journeys have come together in contemplative piano. For me the music I compose has become a reflection and meditation on the power of Godâ€™s love. My hope is that it can touch you in the same way. 2008 brings the release of my first album of contemplative piano â€œKeep My Heartâ€. It consists of the following seven original solo piano compositions. - Jack Maglio Going Home Walking on sacred ground, the final steps of the journey. Dance of the Spirit Gentle whispers of repeating themes, swept away in a longing for more. Convergence Ever closer to Godâ€™s call for love. Keep My Heart An ageless need. A timeless prayer. Lifeline Life keeps coming at us, pushing and pulling, God is there to center us through it all. Flicker to Flame Once sparked, love unchecked can burn out of control. Acceptance In joy, in sorrow, thankful for the chance to love and be loved.