Wow, it's been a while since I've posted something. Here we go.
To paint a grander scheme of things with this piece, let me mention first off that what I'm posting is part of a 3-movement suite I'm writing. Thanks to the wonderful players I have access to at Cornish, I've planned the suite as following:
1st mvt - Folk song for celtic harp
2nd mvt - Ballad for orchestral harp
3rd mvt - Upbeat finale for celtic harp, orchestral harp and djembe
So what I have here is the 2nd movement, which I've titled "Memories."
The source of inspiration digs somewhat deep into me emotionally. As a lot of my non-accompanitive work tends to revolve around my dreams, this too spawns from them. You know that feeling that occurs when you wake from a particularily lucid dream? One that was just too real to be fictional? It is the memory of that which I try to portray in this movement. The fog of morning, a recollection of perhaps a romance or enjoyable adventure, lost and usually forgotten.