Silver Tears

For solo piccolo and strings – Duration: c 5:05

“…evokes a feeling of Japanese haiku in his lyrical work” according to Micheal Anthony of the Minneapolis Star & Tribune after hearing its performance by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.  This brief work “uses modest means to [achieve a] most expressive effect.  The quasi-improvisatory solo line...builds against the sheerest string textures until it can build no more, whereupon it ceases” wrote Rodney Shewan of the St. Paul Pioneer Press Dispatch in his review of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra performance. His final statement says it all:  “Simple, but ravishing.”

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