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: