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Savoy Blue

for cello and pianoNEW

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I. Moderate, bouncy
II. Simply
III. Presto

Savoy Blue is a sonata in the tradition of the many contemporary “color” pieces I love, and which have been so evocative to me since my days as a student. In three movements, the piece plays with moods of “blue,” both in harmonic language and in style. This work for cello and piano is the third version of a piece originally written in 2010, but the specific sonic colors of the instruments paired with piano in each successive iteration demanded titles with their own vibrant but unique shades of Blue: Milori Blue for euphonium, Deep Sky Blue for viola, and Savoy Blue for cello.

Genres:   New WorksChamber

Subgenres:   StringsChamber

Commissioned by

Caroline Stinson and Ieva Jokubaviciute


October 30, 2021, Durham, NC

Upcoming Performances

  • August 15, 2024 - Locrian Chamber Players at Riverside Church, New York City.

Recent Performances

  • October 23, 2022 - Julian Schwarz, cello & Marika Bournaki, piano at Charles Ives Music Festival, Lund Hall at First Congregation Church of Ridgefield, CT.
  • October 30, 2021 - Caroline Stinson and Ieva Jokubaviciute at Baldwin Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC. Premiere of cello and piano version