Cavatina (2008) for viola and piano is dedicated to Sarah Darling and Jeffrey Grossman. The score is
also inscribed in memory of American composer Donald Erb (1927&ndash,2008).
Cavatina (noun, Italian)
a simple song or melody, properly one without a second part or a repeat, an air.
This atmospheric work is marked "Very slow, very sad, dream-like." The landscape is resonant and
colorful, as if fragments of a distant song try to assert themselves and then vanish as wisps.