Rainstorm (2000)

for Solo Guitar

Duration: 4 mins

Premiered by Dave Flynn. April 2002. St. Ann’s Church, Dublin.

Published by Mel Bay as one of ‘Three Minimalist Pieces”

Programme Note

Following my discovery of minimalism in the year 2000, it became natural for me to compose a piece that would draw on minimalist techniques. Rainstorm, as the title would suggest is a description in music of a rainstorm, from small drops to a full storm and then back again. Since writing the piece I found that Leo Brouwer has composed a similar piece for guitar quartet. This is a pure coincidence, as I hadn’t heard Brouwer’s piece before!