Duration: 8 mins.
Written for chamber orchestra, this is a prevailingly soft mood-piece with a predominantly nostalgic tone. Composed in 1959 (and incorporated some four decades later as the first movement of Janus,) this work expresses a feeling of looking back, of sadness at closing a set of doors in one’s life and, simultaneously, a feeling of apprehension as to what lies ahead. Inspired by I Corinthians 13:11 (“When I was a child, I spake as a child...but when I became an adult, I put away childish things.”)
- “…an elegiac piece, convincingly written and well scored, and it had the orchestra’s strings sounding their best.”
---Leslie Gerber, Woodstock Times
- “There was definitely a haunting, tugging, nostalgic plea in every part of this work…Startling without being forward, the modern idiom was never better used to portray feelings and emotions as this work.”
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