“Trees”, Sonata for Violin and Piano, Movements 1 (The Oak) and 2 (The Pine)
This is my newest project. With two movements completed, I am anticipating a pleasant time this summer composing the rest of this piece. Each of the movements of this sonata are named after well known trees found near my home. These are the first two of four movements. I love composers like Copland, Debussy, and Vaughn Williams, but I also like to write in my own harmonic language, rather like painting with sound. I like painting with many colors.