• Rolf Wallin
  • Seven Imperatives (2001)

  • Chester Music Ltd (World)

Commissioned by Carte Blance Dance Company for Ingun Bjørnsgaards dance performance 'Seven Imperatives'

  • pf
  • 20 min

Programme Note

1. SEEK
2. PUSH
3. SINK
4. SPIN
5. STAB
6. LEAN
7. QUIT

These seven piano pieces were written as an attempt to go into the tradition of romantic and impressionist character pieces, like Grieg's Lyrical Pieces or Debussy's Preludes: small, relatively simple pieces with a motto, and usually with one prevailing sentiment, like a musical short story. Like the aforementioned pieces, my Imperatives can be played either as separate pieces, or as a cycle.

Programme note © 2001 Rolf Wallin

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