for solo bass
Written for, and dedicated to, William Alexander Gibbs.
Composed September 2020
Durata ~8â€™ 30â€
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 â€œLa RÃªveuseâ€ by Marin Marais.