Romance on D and A (2011)
For flute and piano
Duration: 3.5 minutes
World premiere: December 19, 2011
Elebash Recital Hall, New York
Sarah Carrier, flute; Jonathan Howard Katz, piano
This work was written as a wedding present for my friends David and Amy, who married in Chicago in 2011, shortly after I moved to New York. It was premiered the same evening as Coda, and the two works could not be more different. Besides being a short, loving character piece in the vein of a nocturne, the work also explores the complete lexicon of available tetrachords with considerable rigor.
Though not written for dance, Romance on D and A was later choreographed by Ursula Verduzco as part of her work Pushing Mud: