chansons pour mémére

for flute and clarinet.

moderate, involves improvisation.



I wrote these pieces for me and my brother Jeremy to play at my grandmother's funeral. My mémére, as we canucks like to call our grandmothers, was a sociable woman with a wonderfully pleasant disposition, who tempered the good-natured, snarky, wise-cracking, jokesters that the rest of the family were. My older brother wrote a good eulogy here. I believe that funerals should be as happy as possible, so I wrote two pieces to reflect the bittersweet nature of losing the ones we love.


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