Michael Thomas Andrews
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Monologue and Minuet
Composed by Michael Thomas Andrews, performed by Liam Byrne at the Cross-Linx Festival, Netherlands

I wrote Monologue and Minuet in 2013 for Liam Byrne.  I was inspired to write this piece while reading Samuel Pepys’ diary entries, especially those in which Pepys begins his day by playing the viol.  The kernel of the piece is a minuet with a bohemian lute-like passage at its centre.  This YouTube video was filmed at the Cross-Linx Festival in the Netherlands earlier this year.