With this work, we enter a new era in Helps‘ music in which his titles explicitly refer to the mythic quality of certain memories. The piece is a diptych: a glacial introduction creates an ambience of tense expectation; eventually "the carousel" itself revolves eerily in rigid rhythms, dissolves into fiorature, and returns to the “memory” frame of the introduction.
Duration: 10 minutes
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