Title: In the Falling Dark 1
Year Completed: 2014
Duration: 8 mins
Instrumentation: Piano
Credits: Commissioned by Musikon (Halifax, NS) for pianist Barbara Prichard.
Premiere: Sept. 7, 2015, St. Mary’s University Art Gallery, Halifax, NS: Barbara Pritchard, piano

Purchase/Rent: Canadian Music Centre

The work is about the time of day known as dusk or twilight. In French this hour is known as ‘Entre Chien et Loup’ (translated as between dog and wolf). The mood begins from a recurring chorale to shimmering, repeated chord patterns opening to brooding moments and spaciously improvised solemn reflections.


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