Cantabile (…because I feel like singing)



First conceived for soprano saxophone and piano, this piece draws heavily from the haunting timbre of the saxophone. Reworked in recent years as a solo piano piece, the original lyricism of the melodies and the jazzy nature of the harmonies still appear in the music. Not intentionally modeled after movements by Beethoven or Tchaikovsky, works by these composers have some indirect influence. Besides staying in the ear, these works share markings of “cantabile” or indications of ‘in the singing style’.