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Instrumentation: 4-part violin choir (16 players)
Commission: Peabody Preparatory Violin Choir
Premiere: Peabody Preparatory Violin Choir, Prime Performa Series
Baltimore, MD (November 2008)
Canto (Italian for “song”) was composed during a summer 2008 residency at the Yaddo Artist Colony in Saratoga Springs, NY. The piece is a lyrical fanfare, intended to mark the 150th anniversary of the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.