Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Triptych for Cello and Piano

Triptych for Cello Dosia McKayI am going through some of my earlier scores and came across the Triptych for cello and piano. My fascination with the music of the early 20th century is evident here. I composed it before I knew it wasn’t OK to write beautiful melodies anymore 🙂

The Triptych paints three pictures influenced by the elements of the French culture. The first movement, entitled Farandole is a spirited circle dance of Provencal origin. The second movement, Legend, is a lament song with chant-like motives, evoking the sense of loss over long-forgotten kingdoms and languages of medieval France. The final movement, Carousel, is a playful ride through harmonies reminiscent of early twentieth century French music.

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