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Mariel (2008): Notes
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Notes from the composer:

I wrote the original version of this piece in memory of my friend Mariel Stubrin. I attempted to capture that short instant before grief, in which one learns of the sudden death of a friend who was full of life: a single moment frozen forever in one's memory and which reverberates through the piece, among the waves and echoes of the Brazilian music that Mariel loved.

Seven years later I orchestrated the piece and let the melodies and harmonies lead the music to a wider range of emotion: the journey is now different.