|i still dream|
|Date Completed:||June 13, 2002|
|Duration:||about 5 minutes|
|Instrumentation:||steel drums - double second|
|First Performance:||Josh Quillen on April 26, 2003, Akron Ohio|
|Comments:||for Josh Quillen A pdf of this score is available for purchase at newmusicshelf.com Roger Zahab: i still dream: ossia versions for instruments with no low E m. 16, 21, 29 36: just leave out the low E and don't replace with another note mm 46-48: replace with F m. 50: replace with A (directly from m. 49) m 73, 88 & 90: replace with the low F|
|Program Notes:||I never thought that I would write for steel drums, so specific is the music associated with them (and unlike mine). When Josh Quillen requested a solo, I took the opportunity to learn about an instrument I knew nothing about and also got to work with a musician who is everything a composer could wish for - serious, thoughtful, highly skilled, patient and imaginative.|
The piece cycles some ambiguous harmony through time-spans as the piece sight-calls on ample use of many thorough rhyme-scams, as (for instance) the title.