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For Grace, After a Party

5 mins, cello and accordion

Written for Duo Bayanello, based on Frank O'Hara's poem:

You do not always know what I am feeling.
Last night in the warm spring air while I was
blazing my tirade against someone who doesn’t
        me, it was love for you that set me
     and isn’t it odd? for in rooms full of
strangers my most tender feelings
                                  writhe and
bear the fruit of screaming. Put out your hand,
isn’t there
             an ashtray, suddenly, there? beside
the bed?  And someone you love enters the room
and says wouldn’t
                  you like the eggs a little
different today?
                And when they arrive they are
just plain scrambled eggs and the warm weather
is holding.

Recording to be released on Listenpony Live soon.


Piece finished

Past performances
  1. Duo Bayanello, at Listenpony


    For Grace, After a Party recording now online


    Jan 2019

    Live at Listenpony: Duo Bayanello is out today! It's from our January 2018 concert, and includes my For Grace, After a Party played by Duo Bayanello. Listen here on Spotify.