Happy Days: Suite for Two Violins and Viola

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LKMP X053026/ HL 369017

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2 Violins and Viola
Written for the Brio Trio of Denver, CO in November of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, this trio for two violins and viola is in four movments. I. "Happy Days" is a setting of the popular song that achieved fame in Franklin D. Roosevelt's first presidential campaign in 1932, II. "Loch Lomond Passacaglia" is based on the traditional Scottish song of 1841, III. "Lament" is freely composed, expressive, dramatic, and IV. "Fugal Hoedown" has bits of "Turkey in the Straw" among statements of a vigorous fugue subject.