Estampie (2008) for two violins is dedicated to Larry and Evelyn Read.
Estampie (noun) &ndash, a medieval dance and instrumental form, in several repeated sections,
associated chiefly with the trouveres.
This work begins with a slow introduction as the two violins introduce various modal melodic
material over drones. The remainder of the piece is fast and driving, integrating sections of modal
exploration (centered around G and D) with atonal and idiosyncratically modal excursions.