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© Louis Valentine Johnson 2019

 PEAceful memories of alex 

Alex, my boy, my son, you have enriched and changed my life in many ways. You mean so much to me, your family, and your little son Alex. You had your time here. I wish it were more. I am very happy to have been with you on your journey. My eyes look at each sunrise, each day, and every sunset for you and your little boy. I am so sorry that you are gone. You were a generous heart, a talented, caring young man, and a beautiful soul. I hope that you have traveled safely, on the calmest of waters, as we did together on mountain lakes in our canoe. You are away from your worldly pain, and now rest with our love, in peace. You are with me every day in my heart. You and me, my boy, until we meet again.

Always and forever.

Love,

Dad

Alex's Mom Nancy, speaking at his Memorial

When tomorrow starts without me,

don't think we're far apart.

For every time you think of me,

I'm right here, in your heart.

Alex playing Greensleeves

Greensleeves - Alex L. Johnson
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the peace concerto

Dedicated to Alexander L. Johnson b. August 25, 1988 d. February 6, 2010, and Alex Johnson II.

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“This composition is dedicated to my son and grandson. Most of it, except for The Song of Peace, was written after Alex’s death. Having seen and participated in war, I weave into this work an embodiment of hope for humanity and our condition. This composition lives in the present moment, healthy, happy, and rich with love. It is also a memory, forever and always, of life with a wonderful young person who now rests irrevocably in Peace.”
                                                                                                                                                                                              ~ Louis Valentine Johnson

This work is written for Solo Guitar.  The Concerto has been orchestrated and arranged in additional instrumentations by LVJ and fellow Composers and Colleagues, Cullen Bryant, Richard Altenbach, Philip Rothman and Craig Palmer, for Guitar and Violin, Guitar and Viola, Guitar and Cello, Guitar and Clarinet, Guitar and Piano, and Guitar with String Quartet.

Movement I - Portraits - Louis Valentine Johnson
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Movement II - Song of Peace - Louis Valentine Johnson
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Movement III - The Question - Louis Valentine Johnson
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Family members and friends of Alex-please feel free to leave a story/experience or words of remembrance about him, how you knew him and what your time was like with Alex and his family.

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