Reflections on Art and Life
I 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.
Listen to samples: http://www.dosiamckay.com/music/triptych.shtml