Six songs without Words – Set Seven
This set, dedicated to a colleague and friend, was completed before the end of February 2019. The set contains the following songs:
Set Seven opens in a dreamy mood with an English pastoral flavour. The starting point for Piece Two was a long-remembered improvisation I frequently heard my brother experiment with as a boy and this is mixed with a piece of jazzy character. The expressive lyrical third piece is followed by Piece Four, which seems to suggest the Baroque Suite, despite its quintuple metre. The heart of this set is undoubtedly Piece Five, loosely based on the Skye Boat Song. The sent ends flamboyantly with a piece suggestive of the Caribbean.
Listen to Song no.1 on Soundcloud here.