A short, virtuosic work composed for the Gloriosa Trio.
violin, cello, and piano / 5 min.
I composed Vinea Gloriosa as a brief, brilliant signature work for the Gloriosa Trio. I was struck by the extravagant beauty of the flower from which the trio takes its name, an improbable lily that grows in wild profusion in some tropical climes. I set the opulence of its flower in counterpoint with the tenacity of its tendrils – snaking vines adorned with blossoms. The title – Latin for “glorious vine” – invokes not the actual name of the plant, but my two-fold inspiration.