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Cinnamonbear - Chandler Consolation: Message Board

Cinnamonbear's Comments

"Consolation" is the fifth piece in "Eleven Works for Piano" (c 2010), a collection of works by contemporary American composer Steve Chandler. Steve has a wonderful sense of melody and an affinity for layered sounds with intriguing harmonies. In my opinion, his music needs and deserves interpreters, and I hope that after hearing this piece, or my other offering to this year's e-cital, a rendition of Chandler's "Melody," some people with chops for, say, Kapustin, might be interested to try some of Steve's more technically demanding works.

In the introduction to "Eleven Works," about "Consolation," Steve writes:

"I intended this piece as something to give comfort to those in grief. The key of D flat provides some challenges and the piece has some harmonic surprises. Overall the harmonic language is intended to be consoling, but life has surprises so this piece reflects that. While there are no significant
technical challenges, the piece doesn’t offer any easy spots either. Care should be taken to bring the melody out in the 3rd and 4th systems of the first page without making it obtrusive (and similar sections later on)."

To me, "Consolation" has a definite enfolding, rocking, hair-stroking, tear-wiping quality to it.

This is played on a 1940 Lester spinet, tuned by Bill Bremmer to his Equal Beating Victorian Temperament III.

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