Piano solo – Danse Macabre: Variations on “Dies Irae”
Piano solo - Danse Macabre: Variations on “Dies Irae”
Late in 2019 and continuing through the Winter of 2020 James Domine experienced an extraordinary outpouring of piano compositions. One of these is Danse Macabre: Variations on “Dies Irae” The music creates a supernatural musical atmosphere surrounding the medieval chant that intones the Day of Judgment. Beginning with the image of a haunted piano played by ghostly apparitions, using ancient and contemporary art, the music conjures interpretative impressions that combine to form a surreal aural landscape that follows a kaleidoscopic narrative as the music unfolds.