About the piece

Written in memory of six students at the University of California, Santa Barbara who were killed by gun violence on May 23rd, 2014. Originally for two violins and piano, A Dream of Spring works equally well as a duet for any two treble instruments. The piano accompaniment evokes the mood of waves and motion of the ocean while the two trebles alternate and weave over the surging turmoil before gently coming to rest.



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5 minutes

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