Next Door to Purple, for horn and string quartet
by Brett Miller
Next Door to Purple starts at 29:15
Next Door to Purple employs the somewhat under-utilized chamber ensemble of horn and string quartet in the setting of personal interactions. The piece has a 3-part structure that develops a dialogue which starts out well (”Pleasantries”), devolves (”Quarrel”), and resolves to a stable, but possibly unsatisfying conclusion (”Status Quo”).
Multiple time signature changes, mostly between 5/8 and 7/8. The horn is part of the ensemble, although it 'plays forward' as a solo instrument for much of the piece.
Performance time: approx. 9:00
Appropriate for recitals and concerts, especially for horn with similar string ensembles.