Récit 2

Date: 2019

INSTRUMENTATION: violin and piano

DEDICATION:  For Maria, who knows my heart

PREMIERE: 9/28/19— SAI Nu Province Day (Maria Sampen, violin; Ricardo de la Torre, piano) University of Puget Sound, Kilworth Memorial Chapel (Tacoma, Washington).


PUBLICATION: American Composers Alliance


Récit 2 for violin and piano is a version of Récit, a work written in 2005 for flute and piano. As the title implies, the violin unfolds in simple recitative style while the piano augments with full chords and transparent filigree. The piece pays homage to Olivier Messiaen, whose monumental Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus is briefly acknowledged in the closing measures. Récit was part of the “Lullabies for Free Children” initiative organized by Shelley Olson and Joan Yakkey for the Daniel Pearl Foundation’s “Harmony for Humanity” radio series. It was broadcast worldwide during October 2005 and 2006. Récit 2 was written for Maria Sampen, who performed the premiere with Ricardo de la Torre on September 28, 2019, at the Sigma Alpha Iota-Nu Province Day in Kilworth Memorial Chapel of the University of Puget Sound.