Autumn Impromptu

Autumn Impromptu for guitar was composed in the autumn of 2011 and is dedicated to my Wake Forest University colleague, Patricia Dixon. Four pitches, E/G/F-sharp/D, form the melodic basis of the piece. The order of these melody notes recycles throughout the composition, with each of the piece’s four sections beginning its melody with a different note of the four pitches. In addition to terraced dynamics being an integral part of the piece, the reverberant nature of the guitar’s open strings is also explored throughout this short, one-movement composition.

Dan Locklair
Winston-Salem, NC

Duration: ca. 4’ 30”