Paul DesMarais: “Orpheus Mourns Eurydice” for solo piano

August 2, 2006


Paul DesMarais; photo by Roger Bourland.

Composer, colleague, and close friend Paul DesMarais composed an award winning score for solo piano to accompany dancer/choreographer, John Pennington‘s new work called “Reflections on Kreutzberg” pennington.jpg(2005). You know how it is when you drive around with one CD in your car and you keep listening to it, and enjoying it? Well, that’s been Paul’s piece. I’d like to share the last movement with you. It has a slippery sense tonality that would make Gesualdo blush. I LOVE this piece, and I hope you will too. (The set will be published later this year by Yelton Rhodes Music.)

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“Orpheus Mourns for Euryice” by Paul Des Marais, performed by the composer. © Paul Des Marais, Yelton Rhodes Music sole selling agent.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark Carlson August 7, 2006 at 5:11 pm

Message to Paul: What a gorgeous piece!

—Mark Carlson

Susanna April 16, 2011 at 4:55 pm

It is with great sadness that I tell you of my father’s death. Paul DesMarais died this morning, Saturday, April 16. Thank you for all you were to him.

Mark Carlson April 16, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Such a wonderful tribute to him to get to hear this beautiful piece again. Godspeed, Paul. I am so glad to have known you.

Bruce Anderson April 18, 2011 at 9:55 am

So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Please advise regarding his memorial: Thanks, I would like to honor his memory by attending.

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