Earlier I did a simple ‘test’ piece using musical numerology, but this is my first substantive piece putting it to use. It was a commission by Don Dudley—a 60th birthday present for his wife Earleen. The title refers to a particularly magical trip they took by train through the desert.
In the score diamond note heads indicate where the ‘numerological theme’ appears.
Here is the mp3 (8:05)
And here is the score (pdf)