String Trioviolin, viola, cello (2008)
|Movements||I. Life Cycle |
II. Agnus Dei
|Commission||South Bay Chamber Music Society|
|Premiere||September 19 and 21, 2008; Los Angeles, CA; Janaki String Trio|
My String Trio was commissioned by the South Bay Chamber Music Society in Los Angeles for the Janaki String Trio, and was premiered there by the Janaki Trio in September, 2008. The piece is in one movement and follows a conventional slow-fast-slow structure. The work begins very atmospherically, with a slow, lyrical melody introduced by the cello. This quickly gives way to a faster, more aggressive section of music where a rapid, repeated note figure, played with a jeté – bouncing bow technique, is taken up by each player. The opening music eventually returns and concludes the work the way it began.