On "Die Liebe" -
for Christopher Ward
Over a pleasant
dinner of roast duck and enough to drink, conversation over music aplenty, I
requested a theme from our guest and it was quickly jotted down, a single
melodic line. The next day, I fashioned this little rhapsody by adding an
antecedent phrase and then fleshing out the repetitions and variants. What
shall the melody be called, I asked, and as he left, came the reply.
pages, circa 3' 30" - 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
On "Die Liebe"