An elegiac piece for flute and piano
- Op.27 No.2b
- 3 minutes
- For Rachel Smith
This piece is a reworking of the song An end from the composer's song cycle …too bitter sweet, (Op. 27) and takes its title from a line in the Rossetti poem, which suggests an overall mood of regret and nostalgia.
Based on a rising minor arpeggio in an E modal minor tonality, the main theme is varied slightly on each statement. Likewise the secondary motif, first heard in bars 27-30, is presented differently each time.
Wistful throughout and unashamedly melodic, the flute part is in constant dialogue with the piano accompaniment.
- Published by Forton Music in Shadow-veiled as the years pass (FM519)