Trio in F Sharp

For Violin, Cello and Piano, 2003

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4 movts: Allegro maestoso, Scherzo &Trio, Poco largo, Allegro molto
Commission: El Paso Pro Musica Festival

Duration: 26’

Publisher: Rassel Editions, NY

Premiere: Kurt Nikkanen, Eric Gaenslen, Norman Krieger,
El Paso Pro Musica Festival, January 2004

Inspired by the great C minor Brahms Piano Trio Op. 101, the Trio in F# is a dark and brooding work, punctuated by a joyous and optimistic Scherzo. The composer writes: ” the Scherzo comes from my American side. It’s open harmonies and noble demeanor speak of the light in mid-afternoon on a New England common in early June.”

Score and parts available for purchase. (www.rasseleditions.com)

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