The title Cortege does not imply a funeral march, but rather a measured processional in which the colours are predominantly sombre and the mood dark and often menacing. One of the most important elements of the work is the sequence of minor triads heard at the outset and dominating the latter part of the work: these do not have a conventional harmonic function, but are a background which is suddenly thrown into stark relief to become the foreground.
Published on: 29 September 1994
No of pages: 50
Catalogue No: 0571512917