Vocalise (2016)

 For violin and piano:

Duration:  ca. 4:30

Premiere: 04.23.2016, by Giancarlo Latta (violin) and Wesley DuCote (piano)

Commissioned by: Giancarlo Latta

Program Notes: Vocalise was written as an encore piece for Giancarlo Latta. I took this piece on as a challenge to attenuate, rather than indulge, my taste for rigorous virtuosity, focusing on transparency and simple, song-like melody.

Hear an excerpt of Vocalise below: