Tombeau / Les Rêves, op. 48

for solo bass

Written for, and dedicated to, William Alexander Gibbs.

Composed September 2020
Durata ~9′

Program Note

In late 2019, two major events occurred in the life of my friend Will: his father died of cancer, and shortly thereafter his first child was born. This piece reflects the overlap of sorrow and joy. The opening motive is a quotation of La Rêveuse by Marin Marais.