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Valse Locrienne Op5

The Valse Locrienne Op5, written 1989-1990, is an exact palindrome its first note being its last, and so on. Though in 3/4 time, the rhythm of the chords is slightly offset. The Locrian mode was the neglected member of the ancient key system. It starts on B and its fifth note is F, resulting in the forbidden tritone, and the Valse explores the atmosphere engendered by a diminished triad tonality.

Duration: about 5'30"

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Recording: Guild GMCD 7130 played by the composer at St Ignatius Loyola, New York


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