Harri Wessman: Pan and the Nymph Pitus & Towards the Night for flute and guitar
This publication includes two pieces by Harri Wessman for flute & guitar:
Pan and the Nymph Pitys (1979) bears the first symptoms of Wessman’s later style, the texture being softly dissonant. In an old mythological dictionary the composer found that Pan had had some love affair with an other nymph than famous Syrinx as well, with Pitys (greek pine-tree).
Towards the Night (1978) belongs to Wessman’s previous world of tonal entertainment music. It is a melodious ballad, characterized by a short-long rhythm, a lot of seventh and altered chords and a passage, where the guitar takes the leed and plays the melody in tremolo.