The last month of Calendar again returns to the notes A,C,E,F,A,E (the musical letters in Jacquelynne’s name) for thematic material. I wanted to write something that reflected the last movement of the Franck violin sonata (in miniature), putting the theme through different musical moods, and then stating it as a canon. The three chord motive that ends each verse unwinds before the key change that takes us back to September, completing the old year and leading us into the new.

Here’s a sample of the engraving.
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