Elegy for Susan (V.106)

A short and radiant elegy for string orchestra and C trumpet solo.
Can be effectively performed by collegiate and professional ensembles.
(Violin I and I, Viola and Cello each div into 2 and 3 parts.)

Elegy for Susan was written while I was in the midst of many other projects and studying in Boston, when I received word my Aunt, a longtime musical force for me since childhood, had died. The piece then, with its ethereal, almost static string textures and  recitative trumpet lines, reflect the strange stoppage of time, or timelessness,which I felt when, amid a thousand other things to do, Life whispered to me a song from the infinite.

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