27 may. 2003

The melody is breathtakingly simple: a fourth jump from G to C (the tonic), a little run back down to C an octave lower. C, B flat, A Flat, G, F, E, [B], C. This is repeated a second time, then transposed a fourth up, so that you jump from C to F, and repeat the same melody in the key of F. Then back to the beginning again. A condensed AABA form: 16 measures in total, not counting the 8 bar introduction.

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Julia wrote several poems last night. She could barely contain her excitement about the fact that I am teaching in her school again this week.