Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet
for soprano, baritone, flute, violin, cello and piano (1996)
14 April 1996
Weill Recital Hall, New York City
Tobe Malawista, soprano / Scott Murphree, baritone / Richard Lalli, piano
William Shakespeare, adapted by the composer from the Balcony Scene (III:v) of Romeo and Juliet (E)
Commissioned by and premiered by soprano Tobe Malawista, with baritone Scott Murphree and pianist Richard Lalli, on a 'Mirror Visions' concert at Weill Recital Hall on 14 April 1996, this congenial musicalization of the beloved 'balcony scene' of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet creates a delightful, pastoral context for the parting of the two lovers.
— Burning Sled, 2003