Over Every Open Field

Piano Trio (flute, clarinet, piano) ● Winter 2013 ● 5:00

Over Every Open Field


Chamber Music Clarinet Flute Piano Trio 5-7 minutes 


Over Every Open Field was inspired by Ed Ruscha's painting No Man's Land, which pairs an outline of the state of Oklahoma with a distended question mark. This leaves the work ambiguous and open to interpretation; I attempted to capture this uncertainty by writing a melody that was questioningly optimistic. This pastoral melody journeys through various treatments before returning to an image of the original iteration, ending with a cryptic unresolved chord.



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Kyle Vanderburg