Price: $14.95 / each
Having written several works for Marcia Dickstein in various chamber ensembles during my formative years as a composer, I was delighted to be asked to write a new work for her and the other members of the Debussy Trio. As the Trio performs in many different venues and for myriad audiences, the intention was to create a short, buoyant piece that could be, quite honestly, tucked into almost any part of a concert program. The title, Aperitif, alludes to the fact that the piece could work quite well as an after-dinner sort of libation…but one might enjoy it equally as much by breaking convention and having a sip before the meal. Conceived structurally in a traditional A-B-A format, the work is bound together by rhythmic permutations of a five-note motive, the first of which is heard at the onset of the piece.