Three Short Pieces

These three short compositions for violin and cello were written for the 2012 Winter Composer’s Recital at Crafton Hills College. I was not able to attend but was forwarded live recordings of two of the three compositions. The first is a Finale 2012 generated audio file normalized using Audacity. The second two are live recordings.

El Colibrí Embrujada

On a cool spring morning in the Valley of Mexico, deep with the mountains of southern Michoacan, a hummingbird awakened to the suns warming rays and set about her never-ending quest for nectar. As she probed the depths of her favorite crimson petals a low rumble disturbed her repast. The invader grew and enveloped the little creature as she panicked and sought escape in every direction. She flew up, down, and into all of the compass points to no avail. The poor thing rested tired and terrified until, with a final burst of energy, she attempted one final escape from the invisible clutches of the terror, and failing, fell depleted and dead to the ground.

And the invader rejoiced in its innocence.

Jennie Kissed Me

JENNY kiss’d me when we met,
    Jumping from the chair she sat in;
Time, you thief, who love to get
    Sweets into your list, put that in!
Say I’m weary, say I’m sad,
    Say that health and wealth have miss’d me,
Say I’m growing old, but add,
        Jenny kiss’d me.

Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859

Spoonful of Sunshine

A warm sunny morning on the patio with a cup of coffee and love in my heart.

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