Commission: Beverley Rinaldi
Premiere: Beverley Rinaldi - soprano, Anita Pontremoli- piano, Cleveland Institute of Music, March 5, 2000
Duration: 7 minutes
Instrumentation: Vocalise for soprano and piano
Dream-like, free and rhapsodic, this vocalise begins with a calm, introspective serenity that develops fairly quickly into a middle section of restlessness and agitation. This quite tonal vocalise grows entirely from the opening phrase using retrograde, inversion, motive and development and harmonic evolution.