Blue Ridge Samba (2001)
This music came to me as I was driving down the Blue Ridge Parkway on Thanksgiving day, 2001, on my way to a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. It was an "I miss you" message to Deede, whom I had to leave behind. Though the shortest piece in the Silken Rags collection, it tells a complete story, with a bitter little twist at the end.
Score available for purchase (PDF includes a separate violin part):