Lady Neil's Dumpe for Yamaha TX816 Midi rack and MacintoshComputer

Lady Neil's Dumpe (1987) takes its title from a number of sources, most prominently the earliest known English keyboard composition My Lady Careys Dompe (c. 1525). My Lady Careys Dompe is completely interpolated into the new work. The "Lady" of the title is a sign of respect for the dedicatee, Neil Rolnick, as in the Jazz tradition of "Lady" Lester Young and "Lady" Day (Billie Holliday). A Dompe (also Dumpe, or Dump) was a Renaissance dance, but also, more recently, a storage location for files in computer memory.

Recorded on Centaur CDCM Computer Music Series Vol.2 CRC 2039