A Walk in Oxford (2020)

from Eight Portraits in Ten Movements

Solo piano

5 minutes

Preview Score

World premiere:

23 February 2020

Kevin Gunia, piano

Rossmoor Meeting House

Monroe, NJ

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"Fo Da Peopo"

 

In October 2019, I visited Leslie at his home in Oxford, England. One morning we took a long walk along the River Thames. It was a cool day with the sun peeking out from the clouds. The ground was quite muddy from overnight rain. We passed many friendly people (with their dogs); the journey was full of insightful and deep conversation. As an American, I was struck by what I felt to be a quintessential British experience. Long after my return home, I remembered this morning in particular. All of these aspects came together to musically represent both the experience and my dear friend.