THE LADY IN GREY

for flute, clarinet, cello, piano

The Lady in Grey was inspired by the painting “A Lady in Grey,” by Scottish artist Sir Daniel Macnee. The piece is displayed in Edinburgh at the Scottish National Gallery. The second of two movements, this work is intentionally programmatic and attempts to paint a sense of her everyday life. The piano presents an almost incessant rhythmical groundwork, portraying the picture of life’s routines. The flute and clarinet act as personalities within the lady’s inner monologue, sometimes as soloists and at other times in tandem.

 

This piece was composed for the seven-day doctoral minor exam in composition.

 

The Gallery has the painting posted for viewing at: https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art...

 

Flute: Trey Bradshaw

Clarinet: Collin Lewis

Cello: Jennifer Jordan

Piano: Sam Ritter