This performance of Biber’s Passacaglia is for Chris. I thought of this piece specifically for him since the descending ground bass is often interpreted as the steps that a human being takes as they walk through life. In fact, this piece is also called the “Guardian Angel” and there is an engraving of an angel taking a person by the hand on the first page of the sheet music. I have been thinking of Chris during these last few weeks as he has embarked on this new journey. I am sending all of my love to his family – to Quentin, Molly, Sindre, Purple, Lydia and Samuel.

With love, Aniela