On "Die Liebe" - (2019)   

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.



2 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 score.


On "Die Liebe"