Four Vignettes for String Quartet*
Four Vignettes was commissioned for the Chamber Music program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.
I. Keeping it Fresh is a whimsically modern play on the nostalgic, ’90s Mentos commercial, “Mentos, the Freshmaker”.
II. Lullaby for the Lost Child is a lullaby dedicated to those families separated and treated horribly at our country's southern border. Lullaby for the Lost Child imagines a child yearning for their mother, and a mother’s broken heart yearning for their child.
III. Jiggidy Dig! takes an Irish Jig and turns it into a quick scherzo. The title comes from the nursery rhyme, “To market, to market”.
IV. Prayer - Every day people are struggling with something, and others will never know it. This is a prayer for those who are struggling silently. Premiered on April 22 in Duncan Recital Hall, at Rice University's, Shepherd School of Music.
Premiered on April 22, 2023 at the Chamber Music Concert by
Sasha Kandybin - Violin, Dahae Shin - Violin,Søren Lorentzen - Viola, Tim Rinehart - Bass