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...and stars will appear
Date Completed:August 23, 2003
Duration:about 5 minutes
Instrumentation:string quartet
two violins, viola and cello
First Performance:September 11, 2003 at 9 am and 4 pm in Heinz Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh campus by violinists RZ and Wyatt True, violist Jennifer Vaughan and cellist Sharleen Jirreh.
Comments:Written for my students to play with me in two meditation concerts in Heinz Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh on September 11th, 2003. A pdf of this score with parts is available for purchase at
Program Notes:...and stars will appear was written for some of my students - violinist Wyatt True, violist Jennifer Vaughan and cellist Sharleen Jirreh - to play with me in in Heinz Chapel on September 11th, 2003. It is a music of consolation that might be heard as a kind of quiet response to more impassioned works like Samuel Barber's Adagio. The music is encoded with a feeling of Time stretching before and after.
Sound Excerpt:
PDF Score Excerpt: and_stars_will_appear_(opening).pdf (36 kb)