For Helen



This short, simple piece was written quite some time ago for the lovely lady to whom it is dedicated. Helen was a talented artist and we are fortunate enough to have ne of her paintings. This was composed on the occasion of a very special birthday she was celebrating.

It was originally a piano sole but I later did an arrangement of it and sent her the recording, which she loved. The bass clarinet was an unusual choice but I love its timbre. If necessary, a cello could be substituted.

The folder includes all the parts and the original piano solo version.