Blue Ridge Courtship, for horn and violoncello, by Daniel Grabois
Blue Ridge Courtship is somewhat programmatic in that it is a piece written both for and about a wedding. Daniel Grabois says of this work:
”Blue Ridge Courtship was written in 2006 to celebrate the wedding of my Uncle Tony and his new wife Kim. I played the piece with my brother (a professional cellist) at the wedding. The opening section should be played with long, lyrical lines. The con moto section can move just a little, and the style becomes punchier. The Exuberant section should express all the joy of a wedding in progress. In the mixed meter sections, the value of the sixteenth note remains constant.”
Appropriate for recitals and chamber settings.