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Compositions Mayrand, Alain

Abstract

The process of learning to compose is a balance between looking back at what has been done and then trying to move forward. It is a difficult and confusing proposition. After all, creating means to bring something new into being, not just reiterating what has been written before. The pieces that follow represent a stage i n my development where I have been able to speak in my own voice. This took many years of somewhat unmusical efforts while keeping i n mind that one day these still-born works would give birth to a musical voice all my own. I think, here i n British Columbia at the end of my studies, I have reached that goal which vindicates a l l the less successful pieces which acted as stepping stones to what is included here.

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