I wrote Monologue and Minuet in 2013 for Liam Byrne. I was inspired to write this
piece while reading Samuel Pepys’ diary entries, especially those in which Pepys
begins his day by playing the viol. The kernel of the piece is a minuet with a bohemian
lute-like passage at its centre. This YouTube video was filmed at the Cross-Linx
Festival in the Netherlands earlier this year.