Four Lovers (2007)

bassoon and percussion 8'

Commissioned and premiered by Vanessa Van Sickle, bassoon

Premiered 2007 Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA. Marcus Kim, percussion.

One of my earliest chamber works, I wrote a movement representing different types of lovers in one particular bassoonist's life. These two lovers are the wistful romantic one, and the quirky, enthusiastic, but sometimes unpredictable one. The second movement has a Stravinskian quality with its 5/8 meter and brief, staccato melodies.