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night and starlight
Date Completed:July 18, 1998
Duration:6 minutes
Instrumentation:string orchestra
First Performance:September 23, 1998 by the University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra at the William Pitt Union under the direction of the composer.
Comments: to Vernon Shepherd
Program Notes:night and starlight was written in July 1998 for performance by the University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra that autumn. My aim was to write something lyrical and evocative, yet easy to prepare on little rehearsal time. It is paired in my mind with Twilight Air for violin and piano - both works recall summer for me - and night and starlight is inscribed for Vernon Shepherd who is also fond of that time of year.