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Cor Carians

December 16th, 2003

Details as to the piece, for any curious: it’s a score for string orchestra (violins, violas, cellos and contrabasses) and piano, with ad lib harp. It’s an exploration of the C minor chord and the æolian mode on C. Charpentier’s Regles de Composition (c. 1682) referred to Cm as “obscure and sad”, Schubart (in the work cited in an earlier post) claimed it was both a “declaration of love” and “at the same time, the lament of unhappy love,” containing “all languishing, longing” & “sighing of the love-sick soul”, etc. Parts of that may be appropriate—at least in terms of inspiration, regardless of whether the music itself captures or expresses those things.

If anyone chooses to listen—it may be heard on Last.FM or previewed here—comments are welcome, as always.

This track may also be listened to or voted on at thesixtyone.com.

אם־יחד על־עפר נחת

November 27th, 2003

This piece, קברים לי, is named for the line in Job 17:1, and, hopefully, reflects the feel of the passage as well. It is written for string orchestra and oboe, and as the third movement concludes the larger work, “Rachin” (Op. 89).

It can be heard on Last.FM or previewed here,

This track may also be listened to or voted on at thesixtyone.com and the Facebook page. For the full score, or the second movement, see this post.

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