About the Narratives

Each part of AOF in the program below has its own page, all arranged identically.

YouTube link: At the top of each page is an embedded YouTube video; click the play button to start it. The image accompanying each video features one of the wonderful sights of the cosmos for your viewing enjoyment, adapted from NASA images or rendered by me, and with a bit of commentary.

Narrative: The narrative below the video will usually have a score excerpt or two, a brief description of the music, and some discussion of why I arranged it the way I did. If you listen to the parts of AOF sequentially, working your way through the contrapuncti and canons, the narratives will spin what I intend as a storylike trip through AOF in particular, and fugues in general. Listening to AOF is, in a way, a journey, so why not?

AOF Threads: The wealth of interesting items in this work invites exploration of common themes via hyperlinks in the manner perfectly suited to Web pages. Therefore, the narrative for any part of the work may have one or more color-coded notes as follows: discussions about musical connections to other parts of the work, commentary on the structure of the cycle, and notes about numerological (gematric) and symbolic references. These notes are accompanied with links to pages about the relevant pieces.

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