Emily O’Brien, tenor recorder
Three Whimsies for tenor recorder is a set of miniatures composed in 2016 for my daughter, Emily O’Brien. The work takes advantage of the tonal and dynamic range of the modern Helder tenor recorder. The first movement, Whimsically, is a set of variations on a freely handled 12-tone row. The next movement, Calmly, depicts a more settled mood. Finally, Spritely, a light and buoyant movement, explores polyphonic textures.