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REQUIESCAT IN PACE
Writing for solo instruments is often challenging for me because of my propensity toward chord-driven aesthetics. My solution in Requiescat in Pace was to turn the chordal structure into the melody. As a vague reflection of the soul’s transition from Earth to Heaven, the chords in this piece are open-sounding, based on fifths. They start low and hesitant, and end by ascending to a light harmonic.
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