Dalliance is defined as a brief or casual romantic or sexual relationship. I read a lot of classic, romantic novels from the 18th-19th centuries, so I decided to write this love song in the style of composers who lived in that time frame, like Schubert and Chopin. The piece starts with a light, but unexpected shock, which sets up the beginning melody. The progression of the piece snakes through various keys and whirlwind feelings before going back to the original melody in the related minor key instead of the major.
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Dalliance - 2020
World Premiere: Composition Recital, Lincoln, NE, April 2021