Six Songs without Words – Set Six
This set was started at the very end of 2018 and completed in the last days of January 2019. The six pieces are as follows (click on the links below to view page 1 of each of the scores):
Song no. 4 in B minor – Doloroso ma andante (listen to this track on SoundCloud below)
Song no. 6 in E flat minor – Allegro scherzando (listen to this track on SoundCloud below)
Set Six opens with a heart-aching minor key waltz and this is followed by a tranquil miniature, suggestive of a Schubertian influence. Though the style of Piece Three is clearly a brisk tango, it is in some ways modelled on the famous Mendelssohn Duetto. Piece Four is again dark and plaintive with a gently throbbing accompaniment and the set ends with a rapid asymmetric scherzo.