In Threes (2011)  |   M. Shawn Hundley (b. 1971)

In Threes was written for and dedicated to the PEN Trio by composer M. Shawn Hundley.  It was premiered at Radford University (Radford, VA) on October 24, 2011 and has subsequently been published in the PEN Trio Collection and is available through TrevCo-Varner Music.


Program Notes by Composer M. Shawn Hundley:

In Threes in reference to several ongoing ideas in this work. A few of them are quite obvious; others I will leave to the discretion of the listener. Essentially, the work begins with a recurring tutti separated by a solo section for each instrument. The music is never restated exactly the same way twice and gets a little more agitated each time. The final solo for the bassoon leads directly into the concluding section, which has some features reminiscent of the fugue. This work is dedicated to and premiered by the PEN Trio.

                                                                                                                                   

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[Pictured L to R: Bruce P. Mahin, M. Shawn Hundley, Nitza Kats, Eric Varner, 
Nora Lewis and Phillip O. Paglialonga]

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