TRIO OTHER SELVES (1979) 22'
violin; cello; piano
Comm. and prem: 8/21/79; Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Lennox, MA; Lynne Taylor-Corbett choreographer
Based on sculptures by Marjorie Michael entitled, A Woman's Journey, portraying vignettes of ordinary scenes from a woman’s life. The musical structure is a theme and variations. Each variation, which is a separate movement, becomes a new theme to be varied with its own set of internal variations, creating a macrocosm/microcosm unified by the single musical cell of the theme.
I. Introduction/ Praeludium II. Country Fiddle III. Passacaglia IV. Mechanical Dolls V. Ray VI. Monologue VII. Finale
A bravura piece, romantic in impulse but contemporary in its tonal language. With challenging unaccompanied solos for each instrument. -The Atlanta Journal