On a Moment from Chausson - (2016)    

for harp


 The subtle succession of chords which follows the opening emphasis on the leading tone in the minor of Ernest Chausson's setting (Sept mélodies, Op. 2, Nº 4) of a text of Théophile Gautier is extended into a meditative fantasy without words, as this moment from Chausson inspires.



The succession of chords at measure six and further is expanded with additional voices and gestures. Light variation follows, with bridge material in the subdominant major, before a return to the opening and final cadence, again in the subdominant major.



3 pages, circa 5' 00" - 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 score.


On a Moment from Chausson