«Lying on a Ledge» Op.29b

Sheet music coming soon!

The title «Lying on a Ledge» reflects the following for me: A person is wandering in the mountains, but suddenly falls off a cliff and ends up lying on a ledge. Hours and days pass, and no one seems to find him or hears his cries for help. At a certain point of time (the middle of Bar 62), when death draws closer, he suddenly becomes euphoric (as some people report to experience when about to freeze to death), hallucinating he is being rescued. Nevertheless, the piece ends with the person’s death. The glissando at the very end might illustrate that something "from above", death, is picking him up to enter an unknown dimension.

Flint Juventino Beppe

Category: Strings

Instrumentation: Viola da gamba

Composer: Flint Juventino Beppe

Composed: 1997

First performed: August 13, 2009

Length: 07:00

Sheet music will soon be available.

First performed by the Dutch viola da gamba player Ralph Rousseau. Watch a performance by Rousseau here: «Lying on a Ledge» Op.29b

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