cuddly for any instrument(s)

programme note by composer

"Cuddly" is an image of a cute and soft sound that makes you want to embrace it. When I thought about writing this piece, I tried to write it so that nothing was restricted by anything. In terms of tonality, chord selection, and rhythm, I had no sense of academic composition, and I only chose my favorites. A gentle arc is drawn so that the two melodies that proceed at the same time lie close together.

Yuri Umemoto

「cuddly」は抱き締めたくなるような、かわいい、素材としては「柔らかい」、そんな音のイメージ。この曲を作ろうと思ったとき、全てが何からも束縛されないように作曲することを心掛けた。調性感覚も和音の選択もリズムも、ここではアカデミックな作曲の感覚は全て無くして、自分のお気に入りのものしか選ばない。同時に進む2つの旋律は寄り添うように、優しい弧を描きます。

梅本佑利

version for piano

performed by Nobuaki Sato

version for clarinet and piano (left hand)

performed by Mami Suetsugu and Nanako Sugiura / PTNA public recording concert

https://enc.piano.or.jp/musics/70372

version for vibraphone

performed by Mizuki Aita

score video