No 14 Pastorales I – VI (2001)#

For piano solo

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First Performance:
Instrumentation: piano solo.
Duration: 20’

Score samples

Info/Program note:
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.