Opus 774

Madaket Dreaming (2008)

for Piano

Duration: 6 min.

Dedication: for Max Lifchitz

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Madaket Dreaming (2008) a nocturne for piano was written for and is dedicated to pianist, conductor, and composer Max Lifchitz.

The title refers to Madaket, a region of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts on its Western side with beaches that experience particularly impressive summer sunsets. This work is one of a variety of pieces connected to the landscape of Nantucket.

The work is a lyric nocturne, unfolding a series of melodic ideas derived from the opening harmonies. The goal is reached at the end—a brief, warm chorale-like texture that fades away into the closing sonorities.