No. 14 Pastorales I - VI (2002)

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Pastorales I-VI were written on a private whim, for a private occasion, and have no special musical value. Based entirely on the first two harmonies of Robert Schumann's Kinderscene, the piece proceeds as a set of variations, becoming longer and infinitely more difficult as the piece progresses. The writing is basically two-part throughout and seeks to obtain a clarity of texture such as one can encounter in Mozart's piano writing for example. Due to its style the piece is a bit of an oddity among my work and for that reason not really open for performance.

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