Suo Gan (walisisches Wiegenlied)
This is an arrangement of the famous Welsh lullaby.
This work for melody instrument and piano is not at all a set of variations on a theme, because the instrument always plays, without embellishment, the same sixteen-measure sequence four times. The four first measure of the this theme are played once as an introduction. The piano, however, is asked to create a different atmosphere each time the theme returns, replacing the meaning of the words. It is therefore the job of the instrumentalist to find a different way of presenting the same theme, sequence by sequence, which is not entirely the easiest thing to do!