"Sing me a song of Consolation" - for cello solo (2012)
A part of this work had been among my sketches for a few years already, not really knowing what to do with it.
Was it going to be something for a cello concerto, which I had in mind? Or for a cello solo?
Taking a gradual increasing interest in the early Baroque era, I came across the music of Sainte Colombe and Marin Marais.
Their works for the viola da gamba incited me to write a solo work.
The part I already had, had now found its way into this nearly five-minute miniature (but not miniature in feeling, I hope)
I did want to put in some of the melancholic expressivity and the occasional (seeming) simplicity of Colombe's and Marais's music.