This an original composition, titled Le calme et la tempete “the calm and the storm,” for solo piano which I entered in the 9th annual Texas State University Student Composition Competition. My piece was selected as one of the winners! It is a character piece, which means its sole purpose as a piece is to depict a character, story or set a mood. The character it is supposed to depict is a sailor stranded at sea when it slowly begins to rain and develops into a raging tempest. I hope you enjoy!