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Zoe

Instrumentation
2vln,2vla,2vc
Year
2013
Duration
7:00

I wrote ZOE in the fall of 2012 to commemorate a much-loved cat of the same name.  She was a complex and sophisticated animal who despite her many achievements never allowed her role as head-of-household to go to her head -- indeed she was hardly aware of it.  Because she was so expressive it seemed natural to cast her memorial as a string sextet, in which each of the three pairs of instruments function essentially as a single instrument. The piece lasts about 7 1/2/ minutes.

-CW, 3.vii.2013