Within Silence

Date: 2012

Instrumentation: violin, alto saxophone and piano

Commission: John Sampen

Dedication: In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Cage

Premiere: World Saxophone Congress XVI (St. Andrews, Scotland) Maria Sampen, violin; John Sampen, saxophone; Marilyn Shrude, piano (July 12, 2012)

Duration: ca. 14′

Publication: contact composer

Reviews: “The violin and saxophone exchanged a haunting, swirling melody. Over sparse interjections by the piano, they wandered in and out of each other’s pitch and sonority. The overall effect was intoxicating.” Larry and Arlene Dunn. Cleveland Classical: Previews, News & Reviews. 10/29/13.