Yawp (1995) - Belinda Reynolds
for solo guitar
Commissioned by Kithara Editions, New York, NY; Premiered November 1995 - New Haven, CT
When thinking of a tile for this piece, I thought of the collaboration process I had with Dave Nadal. Throughout composing the work, Dave was always there with his advice and suggestions, testing whatever little snippet I had faxed his way that day. He is a composer's dream in enthusiasm and expert musicianship. The music reflects our collaboration, with all its high points and low points. To ;yawp' in Roget's Thesaurus means to "complain, gaze, roar, and yelp." I did all of those. I think the music does, too.
Approx. Duration: 7'30"