Awakening

for Viola and Piano 

Composed: 2017 
Total duration: 7’15” 
Published by Gavia Music (ASCAP) 

Laser printed, professionally bound 8.5 X 11 score and viola part
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PDF file, 8.5 X 11 score and viola part
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Ever since I have heard Rebecca Clarke’s Morpheus, my interest in writing for string instruments was piqued. I have composed string quartets, a string trio, a piano trio, and a cello sonata. But this time I gave my undivided attention to the dark and elegant sound of viola as a solo instrument with piano accompaniment. A bit livelier than Morpheus, my composition alludes to some of its themes and pays homage to it, yet establishes its own musical landscape.

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