In the Dusk of the Wild Red Leaves
for flute, viola, and piano
A neo-romantic work composed in early 2012. Although it is a non-programmatic composition, its inspiration (in typical neo-romantic fashion) is rooted in memory. While composing this piece in the urban gloom of mid-winter Vancouver, I was admittedly experiencing a certain nostalgia for my rural childhood home in New England, and this sentiment may have found its way into the composition, particularly in its alternation between reflective, sombre textures and more whimsical and energetic ones. It was originally performed as "Trio for flute, viola, and piano," but this new title (from a line by Carl Sandberg) does more justice to this piece's inspiration.