Not the first piece I, as a gay man, would think I’d write, Wedding Song is, nonetheless, my nuptial gift to two dear, recently conjoined friends, Michael Callahan and Tina Schiller.
It was written on January 12, 2000 at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the music is as sunny and untroubled as the title suggests. Only toward the end, with a sweetly dissonant series of E?’s evoking church bells, does the blissful F-major mood falter, sigh, and lightly tremble.
David Del Tredici (2000)
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