Mimi’s Song

orchestra (2022)

Duration: 6'45"

Mimi’s Song pays tribute to Mimi (my grandmother), a great lady and retired first-grade teacher. When I was an infant, Mimi made up a song to sing to me as she rocked me in my baby swing, and this simple melody serves as the piece’s foundation. Alternately distant and ecstatic, the music’s changing affect reflects the way my memories with Mimi continue to morph, becoming ever more dreamlike and distant, and yet ever more sublime and precious.


Mimi’s Song in the video below begins at 1:56:12