The life of a composition is quite interesting. This piece started several years ago as a short (1:30) piano ‘mood’, created while thinking about Lyle May’s piano playing.
Listening back to it last week, I felt it had a ‘Slavonic’ colour to some of the harmony, and with all the awful news from Ukraine decided to write a larger format piece dedicated to the people of Ukraine (where 3 of my 4 grandparents came from).
As is the way of these things, I’m not sure the extended compositions maintains or weakness that Slavonic feel - and if not is that a reflection of my lack of skill and discipline as a composer? - or was I right just to go where the composition process took me?
Either way, I am quite proud of this composition, and of course would love to hear any feedback you may have on it.