Scored for: viola and piano
Duration: 11 min.
Premiere: 5/23/2012, Barbara Westphal and Christian Ruvolo, St. Petri Church, Lübeck, Germany
Commissioned by: Barbara Westphal
Published by: Self-published, Angelfire Press
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Convergence was commissioned by and dedicated to my friend and colleague, acclaimed violist Barbara Westphal, with whom I spent many summers at the Sarasota Music Festival. The work is built on the musical motif developed in the first two measures; in the viola melody and in the piano harmony. These materials return in variation throughout the work; aggressive, lyrical, energetic and evocative. The viola and piano are equal partners, engaging in a dynamic exchange.