Heart to Heart, Mind to Mind

Michael Hugh Dixon

A short heartfelt melody with rich harmonies played in 4 just intonation tunings for French horn ensemble.

Just intonation for French horn ensemble. A short melody is played 6 times each subtly varied in counterpoint and rich harmonies.The widest interval is a fourth. The melodies are repeated with smaller steps, changing the harmonies, the flavour and deepening the relation between heart and mind. The widest interval is a major 3rd. The feel is more urgent. Again, the melodies are repeated with smaller steps. The widest interval is a wide minor 3rd. The feel is more urgent yet. Again, the melodies are repeated with smaller steps. The counterpoint is more florid. The widest interval is a small minor 3rd. The feel is broad and continues to broaden. We go smaller and deeper. Heart to heart, mind to mind.

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