Beaming Contrasts

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Beaming Contrasts 57:14 $11.98
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Beaming Contrasts (for Guitar and String Quartet) $5.98 Buy
Through the Mountain (for Cello and Piano) $5.98 Buy
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1 Journey To Still Water Pond 05:39 $1.49 Buy
2 Night Lights 09:30 44.1/16 Album only
3 With Convicition 06:58 $1.49 Buy
4 Floating: Agressive 08:48 44.1/16 Album only
5 Little Trio 05:16 $1.49 Buy
6 With Fire 07:30 44.1/16 Album only
7 Facing The Sea 07:15 44.1/16 Album only
8 Toccata 06:18 $1.49 Buy

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Both "Journey to Still Water Pond" and "Night Lights" were completed and first performed in the Fall of 1983 in New Haven at Yale University, even though "Night Lights" was actually the rescoring of a string quartet that I originally composed in 1980. "Night Lights" later received its official premiere by the Alexander String Quartet in San Francisco in November of 1988.

"Beaming Contrasts" was commissioned by the Alexander String Quartet and the Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo in the Spring of 1988 as a guitar sextet and received its premiere in that version in Washington, DC, and New York City in January of 1990. The latter performance was broadcasted over National Public Radio. I later rescored "Beaming Contrasts" as a guitar quintet at the request of David Tanenbaum and the Alexander String Quartet.

"Little Trio" was commissioned by Sonus Lyricus in the Winter of 1987 and received its premiere in San Francisco the following May.

"Through the Mountain" was commissioned by bassist Steve Tramontozzi of the San Francisco Symphony as a composition for double bass and piano. It was premiered in that version with Marc Shapiro at the piano in the Spring of 1990 in Berkeley, and was later rescored for cello and piano or orchestra in August of 1991.

--Peter Scott Lewis

"An appealing combination of intricacy and rhetorical straightforwardness, and the five pieces included here afford a good entree to his work." - San Francisco Examiner