Opus 806

Lullaby (after Rameau) (2009)

for Piano

Duration: 3.5 min.

Dedication: for Goldie, Marilyn, and George

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Lullaby (after Rameau) (2009) for piano was composed in honor of the birth of Goldie Celeste Hunka and is also dedicated to her parents: pianist Marilyn Nonken and playwright George Hunka.

The substrate of the music is an E–D tolling figure, whose continuous changes in placement and temperament drive the discourse. The overall tone is tender and gentle, even as the music continually tries to burst its confines. (Jean-Philippe Rameau’s harpsichord piece L’ Entretien des Muses served as a template for a number of structural and textural aspects.)