BURNING QUESTIONS

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BURNING QUESTIONS

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Scoring & Instrumentation
Piano Trio
Violin, Cello, and Piano
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
18
Movements
Part I: "A light goes out inside me..."
Part II: Tarantu(el)la
Part III: Eclipse
Part IV: Fleur de volante
Part V: Crown of Light

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Description

Composer's Note:

The title of this work has a double meaning. First, it refers to those urgent questions one wants to ask of a loved one, but which somehow never get asked. But what does one do with them after the loved one dies? This is what I did: I wrote each question on a piece of paper and then - one by one - I lit matches and burned them, released them. Out of their ashes came this music.

There are five sections, each with a title. These titles are not meant to be descriptive, and they definitely don't represent the "burning questions". Rather, they are offered to the performers and listeners as suggestions of certain qualities or states of being.

Comments

In memoriam the composer's father.

Revised 2015 edition from 2004 original.

First Perfomance
Feb.27, 2004 - Mark Menzies (violin), Paula Fehrenbach (cello), Gayle Blankenburg (piano); Pomona College, California
Recording
"Burning Questions" CD - Furious Artisans CD FACD 6813
Text Language - Non English

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Ensemble Type
duo or ensemble+ keyboard
instrumental trio
Genre/Theme

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Instrument
piano , violin , cello

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