Kenai (2018) – hammered dulcimer, guitar, cello
Dedicated to Uncle Dave
This piece is dedicated to my Uncle, Dave, for being the first person to introduce me to the hammered dulcimer. When my uncle gifted me his hammered dulcimer a few years ago, I knew I wanted to honor this gift with an unique composition. My goal for this piece was to playfully highlight the slight differences between duple and triple rhythmic patterns, as well as explore the combined wide range and nuanced sounds of the cello, guitar, and hammered dulcimer. Uncle Dave, I hope someday you are able to move up to the Kenai Peninsula, your dream home.
*The hammered dulcimer needs to be at least a 12-11 instrument. An excellent tuning chart for the 12-11 instrument can be found by Russell Cook at masterworksok.com.