Crepescular rays//autumn leaves



Solo piano
Duration: Approx. 4 minutes in length
Date of composition: 2017

About Crepescular rays//autumn leaves

This work was inspired by crepuscular rays – those brilliant rays of sunshine that beam down through gaps in the clouds, forming shafts of light that stretch to the ground. They were seen on a typical autumn day, which inspired the title. Crepescular rays//autumn leaves combines beams of light – chords featuring secundal harmonies – with gently falling autumnal leaves. A stretch of free tempo music near the beginning of the piece gives the performer a chance to shape the rhythm of the fall, with unusual time signatures giving an unusual, mystical feel.

Crepescular rays//autumn leaves is currently available as part of the Scattered Intervals collection.