Vernalis Breakdown (2019) for two guitars was commissioned by the Aros Guitar Duo with financial support for the Danish Arts Foundation and KODA. The piece is based on an old Danish melody which is well known in Denmark with Latin lyrics written by the Danish author Morten Brørup around 1500: “In Vernalis Temporis”.
The melody is also known with various lyrics by other Danish poets. In Vernalis Breakdown with Old World melody meets American bluegrass.
Watch a performance of Vernalis Breakdown with the Aros Guitar Duo