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Synopsis of A Symphony of Rivals - Coming Soon 2016

Synopsis of A Song In My Heart

Alejandra Stanford is born into a privileged bicultural family in Minneapolis of 1902. Growing up, she and her artistic family intimately experience the intermingling of American, Latino, and European cultural influences, as well as formidable national events that challenge their lives; yet, Alejandra finds music is the perfect expression of her own artistic inclinations, emotions, and ambitions.

As a young pianist and budding composer, she is inspired by Minnesota's musical pioneers and resolves to become an orchestral conductor despite the obstacles. When driven and independent Alejandra travels to New York, Mexico, France, Spain, Italy, and England in pursuit of her dreams, she falls in love with the music of legendary composers and conductors. Along the way, she will meet two men who are her match in ideals and intellect, each with potential to bring fulfillment in very different ways. Ultimately, it is the passion for music and love which guide, inspire, and determine Alejandra's destiny.

History and fiction converge impeccably in this historical novel infused with music, art, and romance, creating a compelling first installment to the A Song in My Heart trilogy

The next book in the series titled "A Symphony of Rivals" begins in 1933, Berlin, Germany.

A Song in My Heart - A Novel, Including CD with Original Music Soundtrack

Chapter Titles (All Musical Compositions)
Highlighted Chapters denotes Original Music & Lyrics composed by Roma Calatayud-Stocks. Soundtrack included with book.

Part 1

Chapter 1 – Ode to Minnesota

Chapter 2 – "Ecossaise"

Chapter 3 – "Alejandra"

Chapter 4 – "Vals del Sol"

Part 2

Chapter 5 – "Dance of Nymphs and Satyrs" by

Chapter 6 – "Nostalgia Mexicana"

Chapter 7 – "Over the Waves"

Chapter 8 – "America the Beautiful"

Chapter 9 – "Pack up Your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag"

Chapter 10 "The Blue Danube"

Chapter 11 "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows"

Chapter 12 "There With You"

Chapter 13 "Prelude in E Minor" by

Chapter 14 "Piano Concerto No. 1" by

Chapter 15 "One Step"

Chapter 16 "Castanets"

Chapter 17 "Adagio in G Minor" by

Chapter 18 "Sunset in Venice"

Chapter 19 "Sonata in C Major"

Chapter 20 "Symphony No. 7"

Chapter 21 "Liebestraum"

Chapter 22 "Hungarian Dance No. 5"

Chapter 23 "Symphony No. 5"

Chapter 24 "We Have Been Waiting"

Part 3

Chapter 25 "Enchanting Lover" and "Amalfi"

Chapter 26 "Moonlight Sonata"

Chapter 27 "Eroica"

Chapter 28 "Clair de Lune"

Chapter 29 "Rhapsody in Blue"

Chapter 30 "The Three-Cornered Hat"

Chapter 31 "God Lives"

Chapter 32 "Magical Night"

Chapter 33 "Remembrance"

Chapter 34 "Carnival of Life"

Chapter 35 "A Song in My Heart"

Chapter 36 "Amalfi"

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