Duration: approx. 4′
Rhode Island Junior All-State Guitar Ensemble
Directed by John A. Savage, Jr.
March 13, 2016
Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Providence College, Providence, RI
As the wife of a guitarist, I was introduced to the music of Michael Hedges and found I enjoy it immensely. Unfortunately, due to his untimely early death, many young players today may be unfamiliar with his work. My aim in this piece was to capture some of the essence of his intricate, innovative style in an ensemble setting by assigning different aspects of what he did as a soloist to different parts, making it more accessible to younger players.