David Lanz . By Sarah Bailey . David Lanz. Born June 28 th , 1950 in Seattle Washington Connection to Music Mother Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and Nat King Cole First Song Age 10 “I never quit writing, through my teens and into my 20s and 30s.” - San Antonio Express-News.
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By Sarah Bailey
00:00 Opening statement, the main theme is introduced. This piece is a polyphonic, triple meter, with simple division, and its contour is an arch.
00:08 Main theme is repeated with variation I being introduced.
00:17 Theme II is introduced. Base clef takes Variation I while the treble clef continues on with theme II.
00:25 Interlude between phrases starts and just before the end it crescendos. There is a whole rest and a low note is played to resolve the dissonance created by the build. The melody is played by the treble clef higher registry and the harmony is played by lower.
00:36 Key change and the main theme repeats. Harmony continues.
00:52 Theme II is played again with variation I.
01:00 Interlude is repeated and crescendos.
01:08 Everything comes together in a climax. Harmony continues. In this phrase there is a descending contour in the music of the chords that are played in the higher
registry, ending with an arpeggio.
1:22 Imitation of a descending contour occurs between the high registry and the lower.
01:30 Climax diminuendos
Dream of the Forgotten Child
00:00 Opening statement starts out soft and crescendos with an ascending form. The meter is quadruple with, simple division. Throughout the piece the continuous repetition of ascending split chords in the bass clef carries the driving pulse.
00:16 Melody is introduced, opening theme I.
00:30 Theme I is repeated. At the ending of the phrase harmony is added.
00:46 Theme I is repeated in a lower registry. The cadence of the theme includes a trill of the keys.
01:00 Theme II begins and adds includes harmony.
01:13 Theme III . In this phrase there are crescendos and decrescendos with the ascending and descending melody.
Dream of the Forgotten Child
01:30 Syncopated rhythm in the melody.
01:40 piano dynamics. Melody phrase repeats twice.
01:57 Key change to minor. Same melody phrase repeats twice more with the cadence on the second ending in a trill. Crescendos as the form descends.
02:13 Theme I with harmony
02:30 Theme II
02:40 Theme III
02:55 Ascending phrase of theme III
03:01 descending transition of theme III
03:12 Theme III repeats
03:24 Ascending phrase of theme III repeats
03:30 descending phrase of theme III repeats and adds a second and third cadence of the phrase.
03:57 Slower final descending phrase with ascending arpeggio cadence.
1993 was certified gold.
Continues to compose
“My goal is to create entertainment that also provides enlightenment.“ 5
David Lanz Official Website, http://www.davidlanz.com (January 15, 2003).
The David Lanz Collection, Published by Hal Leonard Corporation; Otab edition (January 1, 1992)