piano, violin, viola and cello

When writing my piece I looked at a lot of maritime paintings of Schooner ships, villages etc. done in the 30s and 40s. I listened to a lot of Scottish-Cape breton fiddle and folk music. Only fragments of that made into my piece. I think I got the best music when I was imagining the idea of early immigrants from Scotland and France coming to New Scotland or Acadia. My piece plays with memory. Dreams of an ideal community, a promised land. Not really possible anywhere but a dream.