5-4-3 Miniatures

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet
Completed: 2007; Premiered: 9/8/2007
Cimarron Music Press


This trio for flute, oboe, and clarinet was commissioned by Dr. Caterina Bristol, Chair of the Department of Music at Alabama State University. The piece includes five short movements, each of which is composed in a horizontal fashion, without a sense of tonality. The same seven-note synthetic scale is used throughout all five movements: Db, D, Eb, E, F#, G, Bb. This piece was premiered at my faculty composition recital on September 8, 2007.