About this work:
Doxa was commissioned by the late violist Rosemary Glyde and premiered by her at Tully Hall of Lincoln Center on March 23, 1989. Doxa is a Greek word meaning radiance; it is perhaps more familiar as the root of the word Doxolgy. The quality of Rosemary’s playing prompted the title; it also served as a springboard for the sweeping gestures that articulate the form of this concert piece.I am grateful to Rosemary for her editorial suggestions, and to violist Sally Chisholm, who also contributed to the final edition. The Strad said of the premiere: "proved musically riveting and brilliantly devised for the instrument. "
Year composed: 1989
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Keyboard plus One Instrument
Instrumentation: 1 Piano, 1 Viola