Three Thoughts, III. Five Years (Thoughts of Deep Seclusion) (soprano)
Solo for piano and high voice. Mode of F# dorian. 9 pages.
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Composer's Notes: This is the third installment of my "Three Thoughts" song cycle. The piece opens with a delicious chantlike motif in Latin: Quinquennium, sunt praeterita, which has the meaning of five years going past. The remainder of the piece takes a journey through remembrances of the seasons, the elements, and landscapes. I tried to use the piano accompaniment to paint a picture of the vivid scenery depicted in the lyrics.