Commissioned by The Columbia Foundation
Available from Subito Music
Jessica Petrus, soprano
Jacob Ashworth, violin
A Garden’s Time Piece was commissioned for artist/poet Leslie Laskey’s ninetieth birthday. Using two voices, soprano and violin, I really enjoyed a streamlined, elemental approach to setting his simple but evocative lines of life and love across time and space. The voice of the violin sings the underlying emotional complexity, the subtext, of the soprano’s deceptively simple lines.