CAPRICE No.3 (2000) Op.54

Opus number: 54

Title: Caprice No. 3 for alto recorder

Instrumentation: solo recorder

Date written: June 2000

Length: three minutes

Dedication: Daphna Mor

Performances:  Daphna Mor, Trinity Church in New York City, December 10, 2001

Program notes:  The Caprice for alto recorder was written on request for my former student Daphna Mor. In this piece I tried to capture the brilliance and the expressiveness that I have often heard in  Daphna’s playing. The work is in two parts: the second part is much like the first part in inversion. The second part, however, brings the ironic playfulness of the work to a lyrical conclusion.