Joy and Woe

This is a new nocturne* I’ve written for solo piano, paired with an excerpt from William Blake’s poem Auguries of Innocence. The way he writes about joy and woe being intertwined really captures for me the bittersweet-ness of life, something I try and explore in much of my music. You can read the entire poem here and, if you are so inclined, you can listen to excerpts of more of my nocturnes here. Thanks for stopping by.

*Nocturnes are compositions usually intended to evoke the essence of night.