What is the point of composing classical music at the beginning of the the 21st century? Every composer no doubt faces this question often. The world is so full of haste and superficiality, and we are here to urge others to stop and think for a moment. We are here to shine light on things from a different angle in order to discover connections that remain hidden in all the chaos. However, the real reason we are here is to share our gifts with others; I want to give my listeners beauty, to share with them the wonders of creation. Music is the greatest gift—it is always with us when we need it. It expresses that which words cannot. It is the bridge between heaven and earth. Music is a miracle.