Six Songs Without Words – Set Two
This set was written in an intense spell at home during May 2018. It was the third set I had written, but I had by this point devised the ongoing key scheme for a major project of Songs without Words, and so these pieces were numbered as Set Two.
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Song no.1 in C sharp minor – Allegretto dolorante (listen to this song using the Soundcloud link below)
Set Two begins with a lament which is followed by a scherzo which is somewhat dainty in manner. Number Three has the character of a plaintive nocturne which gives way to a very upbeat miniature tango, suggestive of the Milonga. This is followed by a hymn-like fifth song which starts reverentially and ends triumphantly. The set ends with a waltz in which might be discerned a little Slavic flavour.