Enfants de mon Silence is a setting of Paul Valery’s poem Les Pas. The connection to Debussy’s Des pas sur la neige was immediate: both the poem and the prelude seem to share a common pathos hence my decision of taking the Debussy as a compositional point of departure. Although direct quotation does not happen much in my piece, its array of materials is completely derived from the prelude. In that respect, I intend Enfants…to be a tip-of-the-hat to Debussy, a humble homage to one of the composers whose music I admire the most. 

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