From Darkness Emerging (1995)

2 violins, viola, cello and harp
1995. Written for Heidi Lehwalder and the Muir Quartet with funding by the National Endowment for the Arts. Premieres: Gardner Museum, Boston. Kennedy Center, Wash. D.C. 95/96
Publisher: Lauren Keiser Music
“Her style is clear, accessible and non-tonal. And she knows how to write a great tune…..From Darkness Emerging is a fine piece by a master composer. It should be heard often.” Boston Globe

“The work is a major contribution to chamber music, not only because of its unusual scoring but more importantly because of the music itself… In fact, the notes and phrases that comprise From Darkness Emerging are compelling: often intense, often lyrical in a dreamy kind of way, but always full of genuine inspiration.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“The middle movement (of From Darkness Emerging) was pure enchantment, with little strands of music spinning off from the main body of sound like so many horses on a wayward carousel.” Washington Post

Listen to live performance by the Muir Quartet with Heidi Lehwalder, harp.



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