A piano sonata written and performed by the composer.
*Recorded at home from October 4 to October 13, 1982.
Nick spent 10 days on this recording. Each day he came back to the work with a new interpretation. This take was on the last day. It was recorded on a 1900 Strich and Zeidler rosewood grand piano, tuned every day before the session by master piano tuner Jim Wilson.
The work reflects back on childhood memories and has one persistent melodic motif, intertwined with counter melodic variations which camouflage the main theme throughout the piece. Nick formulated the original theme of this sonata at a young age, finishing it when he was 24. He muses about the innocence of the work, calling it "pretty triads and arpeggios". It is nevertheless a difficult piece. There is an orchestral accompaniment which has yet to be recorded.