Oboe, Organ, Bassoon
I'm always searching for some 'meta-model', something between the basic skills and the final result. For this reason I've always loved the basso continuo sonatas of Bernardo Pasquini: a set of meta-compositions, so to say, that keep their identity, despite the different working-outs by different keyboard players. For this piece I worked with with tiny sketches, with a certain design of tonality, a a certain sense of prosody (arsis, thesis), and with enough motives and chords to elaborate on. While working on it, other 'meta-models' came into my mind: the organ chorales of Franck and Tournemire, (especially the very beautiful no.2 of the Sept Chorals-Poèmes) and the arabesque-type melodies and movements of Debussy.