Beautiful modal melodies, poignant lyricism, and heartfelt sweetness harken back to the pastoral land of fairytales in this delicate, wistful piece for flute, viola and harp.
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What others are saying:
“Just finished listening. Beautiful composition. Love the way you use the harp, especially. Flute passages provide a nice counterpoint. Tonally very interesting too. Hope you get this performed live as well.” A. Kumar
“Excellent piece!… I love the combo of flute harp and viola, the same as the great Debussy trio.” W. Kersten
“Great piece of music Dave…composition is wonderful. All 3 instruments are involved in communicating the mystery of the melody. “Enchanting” comes to mind…well done!” W. Peppercorn
“Absolutely masterful. You did honour to all three instruments: you have written to their very own properties and sound. Together they build intriguing ensemble without losing their selves. You could call this good counterpoint, but I prefer sonic role which they play perfectly. And you have understood the instruments: the parts have been written to make them sound at their best in a nice modal way.
The composition as such is an open invitation to enjoy a chamber music concert. Very accessible, easy to understand and to dream away in. I’m a first row fan!” J. Wylin
“A lovely piece. For me, the music holds together very well as a cogent expression that has a free fantasy to it. This is music one listens too in a spirit of openness, a bit like getting lost in some lovely countryside and wondering what you will encounter next. The music tells its own story and the attentive listener, depending on the mood, will interpret the fleeting moments in relation to themselves.
Yes it’s a little Debussy-ish and the scoring has a lot to do with that, but the rhetoric is as much yours too. One thing though, I’d suggest a first mvt and a last mvt. to bookend it but that might be because I love the Debussy and there just wasn’t enough.” M. Hewer