Opus 527

Windswept: Legend of Sea and Sky (2003)

for Violin and Guitar

Duration: 4.75 min.

Dedication: for Duo46

Commission: Commissioned by Duo46

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Windswept: Legend of Sea and Sky (2003) for violin and guitar was commissioned by and is dedicated to Duo46.

The work explores the poetic image of the title. It is one of many pieces by the composer inspired by the landscapes of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, USA.

Structurally, the piece is in two main sections, followed by a short coda. The first section is a slow cantilena, the second section a vigorous dance. The dance winds down into the quite windswept solace of the coda.