Theodore Servin Posted December 14, 2021 Share Posted December 14, 2021 Twilight, Op. 15, is an album for solo piano. Written in 2021, it is a variation-suite consisting of a theme and 11 variations, but each variation has a unique character, and they can be played separately as individual short compositions, or as selected pieces from a set. The piece is 30 minutes in length. The album was inspired by a painting with the same name, “Twilight” (shown in the video), by the Russian symbolist painter and cultural figure Nicholas Roerich (1874-1947), depicting a monk praying with a candle in a mountainous area with a domed church in the distance. The painting is mostly composed of different shades of blue, which influenced some of the harmonic choices in the piece (particularly in the theme). The variations in order are as follows: Theme (B-flat major) Rêverie (B-flat minor) Gymnopédie (E-flat minor) Orientale (G minor) Mélancolie (G minor) Tempest (C-sharp minor - E major) Hommage à Rachmaninoff (D-flat major) Variación Española (B-flat minor) Intermezzo (B-flat major) Invocation (B-flat minor) Fugue (B-flat minor) Nocturne-Finale (B-flat major) Happy holidays, everyone :) 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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