Publisher: G. Schirmer
Accordion Concerto ("True Love") (2005),
Soloist(s) and Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Most of my music is about the energy of a group sound how the interlocking of individuals creates a powerful human expression. Concertos in my mind have meant "flashy"...
I began to think about what could make the experience of the concerto special how an individual voice could ride the wave of a large ensemble. I thought of the accordion. The accordion is friendly. Who has ever been intimidated by an accordion? It is a unique beast. It has "lived" in such great contexts...
The accordion's life has been primarily with the people on the streets, in the wedding hall, and so forth. But one thing is for sure: the accordion is about love...