SONG AND DANCE for violin, viola, bassoon, guitar, and piano

(2013) (6')

Program Notes:

In the months approaching the senior recital of my bachelor’s degree, my musician friends Cherilyn, Nicole, Coltan, Joe, and Madeline contacted me on Facebook while at breakfast one weekend morning and asked if I would be willing to write a piece for them. I excitedly agreed and immediately got to conceptualizing the music. As it often goes, the work didn’t end up how I initially intended, but the idea and image of a sort of modern classical folk band stuck with me throughout and informed some of the compositional decisions.