Madaket Dreaming (2008)
Duration: 6 min.
Dedication: for Max Lifchitz
Recorded on Carson Cooman: Nantucket Dreaming (2010)
Recorded on Carson Cooman: Piano Works (Altarus) (2010)
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.