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Through the pandemic years of isolation, war in Ukraine, and the suffering of many through sickness, the desire to create music for peace and comfort was foremost to me. Many ideas came through contemplation during the dark hours of the morning, and the brain work of sleepless nights. Shadows, dreams and sunrise.
The Pastorale begins with a solitary melodic invocation of serenity. Entries by the other instruments begin discreetly and with balance. At measure 31, hints of the first phrase of a 3 part, 14th century motet begin, entitled Amour je doi servir (Anon), followed by the development of all voices into livelier variations. At rehearsal H, there is an option for improvised solos for violin and viola over the chordal base given. The written solos can be played somewhat marcato and with a ‘loose’ feel.
Raven’s Light is an end of life passing. This second movement is for my dear friend with ravens in her heart. It is a dance to the afterlife. An interplay of loops and oscillations within metric modulations, where parts behave independently and interdependently.
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