Quoniam Si Reprehenderit Nos Cor (2014)

for clavichord and guqin

Quoniam Si Reprehenderit Nos Cor was written in 2014 when living in Hong Kong, studying the guqin with Yong Hak-chi of the Rongshi Jiazu. I had long been wanting to couple the guqin with the clavichord; despite originating in such different cultural environments, they share a similar pathos.

I believe this is the first piece written for this combination of instruments.

The clavichord was tuned to Pythagorean tuning. 
 

An excerpt from the piece can be listened to here: