Avignon Suite was composed for solo piano by Ina Dykstra. It is in three movements. Here are the composer's notes from the published music, available at vistaheightsmusic.com. "My husband Jan and I had the amazing opportunity to be in the south of France during the summer of 2018. We took a riverboat cruise through many towns and villages, one of which was “Avignon”. When I returned, I was inspired to write this suite of pieces, and truly hope that you will enjoy playing these as much as I enjoyed writing them!
The River at Night
Shimmering water, shimmering lights
A giant and peaceful sky
Gentle breezes, good company
A longing to hold the moment
For just a little longer.
A Medieval City
Walking ancient steps
That thousands before you have walked.
Getting a sense of how the world worked then
And always musicians in the square
Bringing joy and dancing
The world seems smaller and yet bigger here
A thousand years ago.
Oh to be in France
When all the fields are lavender
Fragrant, full of promise
Looking down from an old castle
You feel the wonder and beauty of this land
And at the bridge in Avignon, they are all still dancing!
Oct. 8, 2019"