On the Porch (1998) was commissioned by the Arlington Choral Society in celebration of their 25th Anniversary Concert. This work for chorus and piano quintet is based upon a poem by Martha Elizabeth that evokes a hot, lazy evening in the Southwest. Written while she was living in Texas, the imagery and mood seemed quite appropriate for use in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Arlington Choral Society. This work attempts to capture some of the essence of a quiet Texas evening.
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