OVERLAND DREAM for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2011) - 13 min.
Commissioned by the Texas Music Teacher’s Association for the SOLI Chamber Ensemble
As the title suggests, Overland Dream is a panoramic soundscape of the American West. Having lived in New Mexico, California and Texas my entire life, the dramatic natural beauty of these places continues to influence and inspire my music. While the movement and energy created by the motor-rhythm, asymmetric meters and syncopated gestures may suggest a passing landscape as seen from a train, car or horseback, the broad harmonies are intended to provide shifting instrumental colors as variations of light and the season.
Publisher: Keiser Southern Music
Recording: OVERLAND DREAM: Chamber Music for Strings, Winds and Piano
MSR CLASSICS - MS 1581
Performed by SOLI
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