Études dans les Étoiles

for solo guitar (2013)

duration: 4'

 

program note

Before a performance on the guitar, I usually warm up with a Brouwer right hand study. One day however, I found a progression of chords and pattern of right hand fingering that I liked and over the course of about six months, the chords evolved into this piece - a right hand study for guitar. "Études dans les Étoiles" translates from French to "Study in Stars" as the harmonics and flowing chordal pattern reminded me of the night sky. I finally finished and recorded it in October 2013. I view this piece as a change in my compositional style, from the basic early works such as "Summer" and "Cascade" to a more complex style of composition.

 

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Études dans les Étoiles - James Mountain
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