The Lovely Hills (2001)

Instrumentation: solo violin and string orchestra

Duration: 10:30

Commissioned by Hendrix College for its 125th Anniversary and the first Women in Music Festival

Premiered at the Women in Music Festival, Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas; May 14, 2002

Notes:  In composing this piece, I had two objectives: to write a piece suited to a young string ensemble and to express my great fondness for the scenery of Northwest Arkansas. I had read that the area around Eureka Springs was once referred to as “the lovely country” — hence the title “The Lovely Hills.”

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