Lament (1978)



Lament for cello and piano (1978) is an early work and was premiered on 3 February 1978. It is based on a 12-tone idea, with deviations based on aesthetic judgements. A loose adherence to the 12-tone row may be observed. The row itself may be observed in the first bars of the cello part, rising slowly and deliberately from low "C" to high "F#" (bar 8) - C, A, D, C#, B. G. G#, E, D#, F, A#, F#.

© John Steffa, 2019