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Middlebury, Ohio
Date Completed:December 14, 2003
Duration:about 4 minutes
Instrumentation:violin
First Performance:RZ, violin, November 14, 2004 at Church of Our Saviour, Akron Ohio
Comments:in memory of my uncle, George Kalial
Program Notes:Middlebury, Ohio is both a memorial for my uncle George Kalial and the 19th century village . The entire piece is written for the D string of the violin except for a passage of dancing harmonics near the end which is marked "lights twinkling in the distance at night". That image is associated with the earliest memories I have of my uncle, who could invent a good story just about anything at all.
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