Returning (PREMIERE)

 

11/16/16 – New York, NY – Returning (violin and piano)
PREMIERE – Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center – Seohee Min, violin; Irfan Tengku, piano

PROGRAM NOTE
Returning was written for the violinist Seohee Min during the Spring and Summer of 2016.

Movements:
1. Incipit I
2. Con moto I
3. Chimera I
4. Murmurations I-II, Flight, Canticle
5. Returning
6. Murmuration III
7. Con moto II
8. Incipit II/III, Chimera II
9. Circulatio

ALL I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked the other way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
So with my eyes I traced the line
Of the horizon, thin and fine,
Straight around till I was come
Back to where I’d started from;
And all I saw from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood.

Renascence [fragment]
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Or on still evenings when the rain falls close
There comes a tremor in the drops, and fast
My pulses run, knowing thy thought hath passed
That beareth thee as doth the wind a rose.

Camaraderie [stanza 3]
Ezra Pound

Du bleibst doch immer was du bist. “you remain always what you are.”

Manifesto (2016)
Lewis Nielson

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