I’m delighted that Stephen has posted “Song for Alison” here — both the score and his inspired recording of it. When I first thought of commissioning a new guitar work dedicated to my wife as a surprise birthday present, I never imagined that such a hauntingly beautiful piece as this would result. But here it is.…
During the several months it took to mold this work, I came to appreciate Stephen’s meticulous craftsmanship and passionate musical vocabulary, evident in every phrase. Frankly, I never tire of hearing this music, or of playing it, too. I can only hope that other guitarists will take to it as I have and perhaps want to include it in their repertoire and concert programs.
For her part, Alison was absolutely thrilled beyond measure by her present (“The best gift ever!”) and couldn’t be happier with her “song.” A framed copy of the score now hangs proudly in our home. I could go on and on this way, but instead I’ll simply let “Song for Alison” speak for itself.
Stephen, thank you so much! You went above and beyond in creating this lovely music, and it’s much appreciated!
I also want to thank the other Delcampers who so kindly answered my call for submissions of new works for my wife’s birthday. Accomplished composers all, they contributed lovely pieces that showed once again the talent and diversity of the Delcamp community.
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