work details

L'Homme Armé Variations

  • Instrumentation: piano
  • Completed: July 2010
  • Duration: 7 minutes
  • Audio:
  • Dedication:

    Commissioned by and dedicated to Julia Killey

  • Program Note:

    The L'Homme Armé Variations were commissioned by Julia Killey for performance at her senior piano recital. Julia and I had been long friends since high school, so the opportunity to write a work for her was one I relished. These variations are straight-forward and appealing, with grateful nods to past eras and composers. Listeners will hear bits of Renaissance counterpoint, medieval rhythmic techniques, Bach fugues, and even a bit of tintinnabuli!

  • Performances:
    • April 3, 2011 (Premiere)
      Senior Recital
      Julia Killey, piano
      The College of St. Rose - Albany, NY
    • October 26, 2017
      New Music Series
      University of Indianapolis - Indianapolis, IN