Tears: Montana Music No. 5

Tears: Montana Music No. 5 2017-03-13T19:03:02+00:00

Project Description

Viola, Cello, Bassoon, and Piano
1994
12 min.

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Apple Hill Chamber Players
John Steinmetz, bassoon; Doris Lederer, viola; Marlene Shaw, cello; Eric Stumacher, piano
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Program Note

Tears: Montana Music No. 5 was written at the request of my bassoonist friend, John Steinmetz. It is in a single movement, running about 14 minutes. The viola-cello-bassoon-piano ensemble is unusual, with concentrated emphasis on low and dark tones. Tears is about inner transformation, about groping through darkness to the voice of praise and the heart of love. The groping is expressed by a kind of unrelenting and rising musical pressure which finally bursts at an extended high point, subsiding to a whisper at the close.

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