The world of the creative "...may differ
that of the ordinary man as the world of the
ordinary man differs from that of a dog, in the
extent of his contact with reality as well as his
superior organization of it."
(referring to Beethoven's Late Quartets)
Tintinnabulation is an area I sometimes
wander into when I am searching for answers
-- in my life, my music, my work. In my dark
hours, I have the certain feeling that everything
outside this one thing has no meaning. The
complex and many-faceted only confuse me,
and I must search for unity.
PDU-1 was written mostly under the influence of music encompassing the period from Dowland through Y'Tan. For those who are interested in such matters, the most relevant pieces were:
Beethoven: Quartet No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 (3rd movement), Vermeer Quartet (Teldec 4509-91495-2); Quartet No. 14 C-sharp Minor, Op. 131 (1st movement), Vermeer Quartet (Teldec 4509-91496-2); Quartet No. 15 in A Minor, Op. 132 (3rd movement), Vermeer Quartet (Teldec 4509-91496-2).
Buxtehude: Sonate a due pour violon, viole de gambe et basse continue, Op. 1, No. 4, en Si bemol majeur, The Boston Museum Trio (HMA 1901089).
Corelli: Concerto Grossi, Op. 6, No. 7 in D Major (Andante largo); No. 10 in C Major (Preludio: Andante largo); No. 11 in B-flat Major (Preludio: Andante largo), Kuijken, La Petite Band, EMI CDS 7 47919 8; Concerto Grossi, Op. 6, No. 7 in D Major (Andante largo), I Solisti Veneti, Claudio Scimone, Erato ECD 88080.
Dowland, John: Lachrymæ Antiquæ, Kronos Quartet (Nonesuch 79457-2).
Pachelbel, Johann: Canon in D Major, Trevor Pinnock directing from the harpsichord (Archiv 415 518-2).
Pärt, Arvo: Fratres for Violin and Piano, Gidon Kremer, Keith Jarrett (ECM New Series 1275). Fratres for String Orchestra and Percussion, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Conductor (Musical Heritage Society 514946A; also available on BIS CD 834).
Purcell, Henry: Fantasia a 4 No. 7 for Viols, Bruggen Concert, Frans Bruggen (Das Alte Werk, Teldec 9031-77608-2); Pavan in B-flat Major, Z 750 for two Violins, Viola da Gamba, Leonhardt-Consort, Gustav Leonhart (Das Alte Werk, Teldec 9031-77608-2); Pavan in A Minor, Z 749 for two violns, Viola da Gamba, Leonhardt-Consort, Gustav Leonhart (Das Alte Werk, Teldec 9031-77608-2).
Vivaldi: Concerto a due Chori in B-flat Major "Con Violino Discordato," for Strings and Basso Continus (second movement: Andante)(P. 368), I Solisti Veneti, Scimone (Erato CD 2292-45946-2). Concerto in D Major for Lute (RV. 93)(Largo), Fisk, Hand, Schulman, Orchestra of St. Lukes (Musical Heritage Society 513556W).
Y'Tan: Collected Works for Solo Zara: Book XVII, No. 19 (in manuscript only); Collected Works for Zara and Divers Accompaniments: Books III & IV (assorted pieces) (in manuscript only); Collected Works for Chamber Orchestra: Book V, No. 17 in G Major; Book XIX, No. 6 in C Major (in manuscript only); Book XXI, No. 3 in C-sharp Minor; No. 7 in B-flat Major (in manuscript only).
They, along with the stars and moons, set the mood of her world.