Gwyneth Walker

Earth and Sky

for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Chamber Orchestra with Readers (2018)
for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano with Readers (2018)

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View/download a perusal PDF file of the full score of the orchestral version of this work. Parts are available upon request. No performances of the orchestral version may take place before the premieres are completed in June 2019.


(Photograph of participants at the premiere at University of Wyoming: Michael Griffith, music director; Beth Vanderborgh, cello; Peter Parolin, H. D. Thoreau; Eric Bennet, Chief Joseph; Mia Holt, Chief Seattle; Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola; Joan Griffing, violin)

A photo of musicians at the premiere

Earth and Sky, a triple concerto for Violin, Viola, Cello and Chamber Orchestra, has been commissioned by the string trio ensemble, Musical Harmonia (Joan Griffing, Violin; Diane Phoenix-Neal, Viola; Beth Vanderborgh, Cello). These musicians have performed together for many years. Truly, they display a "Oneness" and a "Harmony" in their playing.

The work is inspired by the writings of Chief Seattle (Suquamish), Chief Joseph (Nez Perce), and Henry David Thoreau.

Extended notes along with the complete readings (texts) may be viewed in the front matter of the score using the link above.