Parting by Dosia McKay – Will Tocaben, Baroque Lute
Will Tocaben performs Dosia McKay’s “Parting” for Baroque Lute. The score for a D-minor lute and an arrangement for guitar are available from http://www.dosiamckay.com/music/parting.shtml.
I composed Parting for Baroque lutenist Will Tocaben in the summer of 2013. At that time it seemed that everywhere I turned, I saw relationships falling apart and close and distant friends going through breakups. I wanted to write a reflective piece expressing the sense of being pulled back and forth, the feeling of loss and uncertainty, with the final release and acceptance.
An here a little more about the challenges of composition, notation, interpretation, and performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StxpE-7YrUY