A Mere Glimpse (1999)

for chamber ensemble

Duration: 6'

Cl, Vln, Vc, Pno.

Score and parts available from the composer

A Mere Glimpse is a set of miniature movements for mixed chamber ensemble.  They were written for the Coda and Decadanse ensembles as part of their Millennium Project.  The two groups collected 2000 miniature works (sixty seconds or less) to be performed in the summer of 2000.  The difficulty with writing such brief works is getting each one to sound as though it contains a complete musical journey: a beginning, middle, and end.  These eight movements, written in eight days, each distill such a journey, but going in eight different directions.