I composed this song back in the early nineties while I was experimenting with extended tonality. The text of this anonymous poet propelled me to use a more pensive style but without deviating from the romantic style I had envision for this song.

The song form is almost an announcement without repeats or technical remedies for a cyclic form as we mostly are accustomed from the romantic period or in general from song writing. It is a simple story that was told once.

Dedicated to composer Jakov Jakoulov who made me see that the fine print of my music.

Apostolos Paraskevas

the silver swan