Gary Kulesha – Monument for piano, four hands
“Monument was composed in 1978. It was commissioned by one of my closest friends, Brian Wallace. The title is intended to suggest an image of something strong and permanent. At the time it was written, I would not have guessed that even now, Brian and I are still friends, having first met 50 years ago. The music begins in stillness, and slowly builds to a powerful apotheosis. This dies away and the opening meditative music returns. I completed the work on Christmas Eve of 1978.” Listen at our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s7rUzdb6WE
Donald Steven – October for alto flute
October: poem for dayes’ end is the first work in the central part of the triptych Floating Verses (The other works are souvenirs d’autrefois and Dusk), a set of pieces written for four woodwind players (alto flute, clarinet, bassoon and shakuhatchi), harp, percussion, viola, cello, piano, and recorded material.
This is contemplative-style work, in the manner of the style of Shakuhachi music. A brand new work, October is looking for a world premiere. You can hear a mock up of this on our website: https://cpmusiclibrary.ca/product/october-steven/