On "Avondstilte overal" -
tradition tune is a round in three phrases, attributed to Hardenack Otto
Conrad Laub (1805-1882).
text: "Avondstilte overal / Aan de beek de nachtegaal / Strooit
er zijn zangen / Vol van verlangen / Door het dal." In English:
"Evening silence everywhere, / By the creek, the nightingale / Strews his
songs / So filled with longing / Through the valley."
essay for piano on the round accompanies the melody with a lyric, sustained
texture in the lower voices.
pages, circa 3' 45" - an MP3 demo is here:
The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major
commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior
arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano