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Gaston Amoureux

for guitar

Year:  2008   ·  Duration:  5m

Year:  2008
Duration:  5m

Composer:   Michael Calvert

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1.

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In 2007 the filmmaker George C. Stoney asked me to write music for a film he was making with David Bagnall about the French/American sculptor Gaston Lachaise. Over the next few months I worked with them both, adjusting whatever I wrote as the film progressed and changed shape. Flesh in Ecstasy, as the film was titled, was finished in 2008 with me playing the music. Later that year I created a concert version of the score that included music that hadn’t been used in the final version of the film. I gave it the title Gaston Amoureux because of Lachaise’s lifelong love for/obsession with one woman. The music is based entirely on the inversion of part of the opening of Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and the first full chord in that piece – a minor triad with an added sixth, which is also one of the Tristan chords.

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