Circular musings arose from some meditative playing of a theme on a church organ, which morphed and mutated over time and eventually became the theme for this piece.
The material is very simple – one theme and its chord sequence, repeated over and over. It changes as it repeats, and every repetition is in a different key – following the circle of fifths but in a somewhat unusual sequence, skipping over a number of keys at each repetition. It is designed not to be a highly complex piece, but instead to let both the performer and any audience listen and reflect, and their minds wander in and out of the music.
Circular musings was written in July 2014, and is approximately 3’30 in length.