Remembrance of Things Present

for solo cello

premiered September 12, 2006

Tom Flaherty, cello

Bridges Hall of Music
Pomona College
Claremont, CA


I set out to write quite a different piece, a quick, light, dance-like piece, to balance some of the lyrical song heard in much of a recent program. Somehow the unceasing daily news of violence and its aftermath kept interrupting my thoughts, and ultimately overcame all preconceptions.




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