This is (what I consider to be) my first real piece: Opus 1 No. 1. Written a few years ago.
Based on the National Anthem of Lesotho where I was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 1995-1997
Each variations is based on a different 'scene' from Lesotho--the first few variations are calm and the others grow in intensity
The sound drops off in a few spots---sorry about that. The piece is just under 8 minutes long--with the more exciting stuff nearer the end
Any comments (positive or negative ) appreciated
6/18/08 UPDATE --- I just received a live recording of this piece. In case anyone is interested it may be heard here:
Realize this is for GPO based pieces so will remove as needed. Just thought it may be interesting to hear live vs. GPO