As with Sartori's other CDs, "Lady Delaney's Lovelace" began with a story. "My music starts out as a simple storyline in my mind, sometimes just a phrase, an image. The music comes much, much easier than the words, however."
So, here's the music, and we await the words...
The melody of this CD began about two years ago. "The basic melody of Lovelace has been running through my fingers for quite some time. I recorded several variations of the music over the years, and, as is usually the case, the earlier versions were the best. As all instrumental musicians know, when a particular melody is played over and over, it tends to be played too fast and loses some of its spontaneity. From my experience, the best result is to record the music the first time I play it. This is music in its purest form: Spontaneous and pretty."
"Through pure serendipity, I happened across Patricia Shaw's artwork. Her startlingly intimate artistry captivated me immediately. She was eager to help me and gave her consent to allow me to use her paintings for my cover art. If I could draw, I would want to draw like Tricia. So, Lady Delaney found her countenance half way around the world - in the United Kingdom - and sprang forth from the talented hands of Patricia Shaw. I trust you will see much more of Patricia Shaw's artwork both here and everywhere.
Lovelace is played in a dropped minor key, with a sustained fourth bass run.
Silk and Satin are played in dropped minor key tunings.
Singing birds appear courtesy of Mother Nature.