“By the Fireplace” for flute and piano was originally written for solo piano, but I felt that it would sound better if written for the flute and piano, so, voilà! First composed in 1993, it was left idle until I revived it and completed it on Sunday, the 27th of December 2009. The mood I want to evoke is that of a person relaxing and nestling comfortably by the fireplace during winter, while listening to soothing music.”
By the Fireplace was first performed by Spanish flutist, Roberto ALVAREZ, and myself on the 14th of July 2010, at the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore. It is found in my second album, Music Diaries. The mp3 can be purchased on iTunes.