Duration 9′ 30″
Commissioned by and composed for Leo Eguchi.
The score is being prepared for publication and will be available in the summer of 2023.
A breviary is a liturgical book used for praying the canonical hours in various Christian denominations. This work for solo cello takes its inspiration from the chants of the Shehimo breviary used by the Syriac Orthodox Church. Listening to recordings of these chants during the pandemic has been greatly comforting to me. I hope to recreate this feeling of stability, for both the performer and the listener, in both literal ways and in fanciful departures from the original source materials.