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  1. Love in the Park

Love in the Park is a semi-programmatic piece based on a short story of the same name by Canadian author William McConnell. The story concerns the musings and memories of an old man as he walks through a park he has known all his life - as an infant with his nursemaid, as a young child with his mother, as a boy with his friends, as an adolescent with his lover, as an adult sent to war, and as an old man with his thoughts. He comes to realize that the park has always represented love to him in all its forms, whether it be romantic, familial, nationalistic, fraternal, religious or otherwise. In this piece I have tried to convey the drama of the work as it unfolds on a psychological level when this revelation confronts the old man's memories and emotions.