This composition is most certainly influenced by the ongoing troubles of the world, but it endeavors to be melodic and structured while conveying the tumultuous, agitated, and tragic character of our epoch. While Mr. Stolyarov uses some similar techniques in this piece to several of his earlier “Neo-Baroque” compositions, this one is more somber, as the title implies. It follows a theme-and-variations format; one of the variations is not actually somber, and the listener will clearly hear which one. In protracted periods of tragedy, there are still good times to be encountered on occasion, and this piece conveys that as well.
This work was composed by Mr. Stolyarov on March 30-31, 2022, and is played using the MuseScore 3.0 software.
This composition received an Honorable Mention at the 2022 Rodrigo Landa-Romero International Composition Competition.
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