David Sawer: The Melancholy of Departure

David Sawer The Melancholy of Departure
The Melancholy of Departure

David Sawer: The Melancholy of Departure

Year of composition:
1990
Scored for:
for piano
Composer:
David Sawer
Commission:
Commissioned by King's Lynn Festival with funds provided by Eastern Arts Association
Duration:
12’
Dedication:
for Rolf Hind
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The Melancholy of Departure
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Work introduction

I treat the piano as an “automatic” machine from which the player provokes emotional responses associated with the prospect of imminent departure: sadness, joy, regret, hope, lament, delight, anxiety, excitement.

In the rush of thoughts I also tried to depict how the thread of memory binds these sensations together (through repetition and variation) and yet at the same time this remembrance of things past is constantly being erased in order to be forgot.

It is dedicated to Rolf Hind.

David Sawer

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The Melancholy of Departure

David Sawer: The Melancholy of Departure

separate part
for piano , 12’

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