asleep under apollo, entrance

ensemble solo classical guitar
duration ~1:25
score PDF, 59KB
performance history Available on Solitude’s Dollhouse, by Likeness To Lily
date completed 12/04/2004
era NYC

background

Both this and the corresponding exit were written well after the song they bookend. The challenge was to set up the song—an art song, sung in Italian—with an appropriate introduction. More than anything, it needed to set the scene, and not just the mood. While the song was originally intended to also be played on classical guitar, in the end only the entrance and exit were; the song was played on clean electric. All the more reason for the entrance to stand up well on its own. It’s written to be fairly baroque-sounding, and sets up some of the basic harmonic and secondary melodic motion of the song that follows. It’s subtle and what was called for here.