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Valse Triste

for piano

Year:  1989

Year:  1989

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1

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Valse Triste is a simple work and should not be over-romanticized, particularly in the 'music-box' ending where the tempo winds down expressionlessly. When a child's toy winds down it does so because the spring has run out, or the clockwork mechanism has run its course - the meaning or emotion we put into this is of our own making. The message going through my mind while working on this piece was 'less is more'. See for yourself - put a lot of expression into it then try it again with very little. The effect is very revealing.

Dedication note

For Jeanette

Contents note

one movement