Figures in a Landscape

violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano (1995)

(excerpt) Performed by Curt Macomber, violin; Betty Hauck, viola; Greg Hesselink, cello; Dennis James, bass; Susan Walters, piano

from Blue Minor: Chamber Music by Elizabeth Brown Troy 627

duration: 14′

program note

Figures in a Landscape (1995) for violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano, is an emotional narrative for the instrumentalists, each of whom has a distinct character. The instruments sometimes shadow and echo each other, creating an evocative resonance; at other times they privately struggle to express themselves – with joy or frustration or, occasionally, humor. Figures in a Landscape is dedicated to violist Betty Hauck.