On a Theme of William Hayes - (2011)
theme is a short three-part round, as shown below.
[ 1 ] This short
meditation on the theme adds another, non-canonic voice in places, decorates
the rhythms lightly, and heightens cross relations' colors where they are
implied in Hayes' fine round. Throughout, the round theme appears in its
three parts, holding the harmony close to Hayes' intentions. Harmonic
elongation towards cadences allows additional reflections on that scheme.
final statement juxtaposes the falling line of the original round theme
against a rising line, leading to a bright last chord, perhaps as answer to
this "prayer" of Hayes.
The entire work is here,
an MP3 file [ circa 4 00" ]
The score for On a Theme of William Hayes 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 organ score.
On a Theme of William Hayes
[ 1 ] The simple round is as follows: