Thursday, December 20, 2012

Started Sextet For Piano & Winds Opus 47

Scored for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon, and Piano.

In the Yuan dynasty many of the mandrinate refused to work for the Mongol invaders, and instead retired to Lake Taihu, near the old capital of Nanjing, and artistic centers, to write poetry, feast, drink themselves into a stupor, and chase after comely ladies. Minus the drinking and swapping out music for poetry, this is essentially my own plan.

The work is similar to my Second Piano Concerto in D# "Hyperion," a drift in a sea suffused with light.