Six Songs Without Words – Set Four
This set began life in Worcestershire in May 2018. Click on the links below to see the scores.
Song number one in G sharp minor – Languido ma scorrevole (Listen using the SoundCloud link below.)
Song number two in B major – Un poco lento (Listen using the SoundCloud link below.)
Song number three in C minor – Tango insolente (Listen using the SoundCloud link below)
Song number four in E minor – Semplice (Listen using the SoundCloud link)
Song number five in G major – Allegro ma non troppo (Listen using the link below)
Song number six in G sharp minor – Presto e delicato (Listen using the SoundCloud link below)
The first piece in this set is somewhat operatic in flavour and from its mournful opening builds to a substantial climax just before the end. The second piece began from a half-remembered echo of an Anglican chant but turned into another lyrical expressive song. Piece Three is a tango-infused piece, quite sassy in nature, its climax is marked “tempo di high kick”! The fast moving fourth piece has a hint of saltarello to it and this is followed by a piece with an echo of Elgar in miniaturist vein. The final piece of the set utilises Latin rhythms, though its flamboyance eventually melts away at the end.