ward de jonghe

(… sur la nuit verte …) – prelude for violin and piano

duration: ca 3’

written in 2020

first performance: 2021-12-2021 by Zyncke Lipkens and Bert Lasseel at Miry Concertzaal

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programme note: 

Between the first eastern twilight and the actual sunrise, there is an eternity of anticipation, an apparent stasis. Yet the cold dawn is a wondrous spectacle of continuous subtle transformations. Changing wisps of cloud, an awakening bird, fading constellations…

This prelude is like a snapshot of the night drawing to a close. A plaintive motif is constantly being reworked in rapidly changing shapes, but the underlying harmony only slowly colours the darkness.