Mobile 2017 Stele (2017)

for 2 performers with similar instruments

Duration: variable, ca. 10’-15’

Commissioned and premiered by:

Matt Oliphant, French Horn & Kevin Harrison, Tuba, Chicago, October 2018

Stele, in Greek, refers to a column, often erected as an elaborate grave marker. Stelae can be found in cultures as diverse as those of the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and Chinese. In Latin, it is a variant of the word, stella, meaning star (i.e., a fixed, luminous point in the sky).

Stele is dedicated to the memory of my grandmother, Shirley Mussachio