I MUST GROW LESS
Composed October, 2012 - February, 2013
Instrumentation: 2Vln. Vla. Vcl.
It is the bridegroom who has the bride; and yet the bridegroom's friend, who stands there and listens to him, is filled with joy at the bridegroom's voice. There is a joy I feel, and it is complete. He must grow greater, I must grow less.
Premiere: May 11, 2013. Friedheim String Quartet; Old St Paul's Church, Baltimore, MD.