From the recording The Sinister and the Righteous (Lago di Orta)
Like many of my pieces this came to me while we were traveling, this time at Lago di Orta in Northern Italy. Sinister (evil or productive of evil) comes from the Latin word meaning left. Righteous (morally good, virtuous) comes from riht of Germanic origin, the opposite of left. From words that are simply one hand or the other we get evil and good! Musically this duality comes out as minor (sad, sinister) and major (happy, righteous) but both are really just sequences of notes. So the first half of this is in the minor key and the second half is major. Righteous!