Mixed Instrumentation Chamber
 
 
 
 
 
"Issa"  for Horn, Violin and Piano     by  Leah Kennedy
 
 
"Issa," was written as a farewell present for Ms. Kennedy’s roommate
and friend, hornist Melissa (Issa) Byars. It was premiered at her senior
French horn recital at the University of Oklahoma. The tune and harmonic
language of the piece were inspired by music Melissa often listened to in
their home in the mornings, which included a variety of modern hymns
and contemporary Christian musical styles. The resulting piece is a
sensitive, lyrical trio which features and gracefully blends the voices of the
horn, violin and piano.
 
 
Performance time: 5:30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mixed Instrumentation Chamber
 
 
 
 
 
"Issa"  for Horn, Violin and Piano     by  Leah Kennedy
 
 
"Issa," was written as a farewell present for Ms. Kennedy’s roommate
and friend, hornist Melissa (Issa) Byars. It was premiered at her senior
French horn recital at the University of Oklahoma. The tune and harmonic
language of the piece were inspired by music Melissa often listened to in
their home in the mornings, which included a variety of modern hymns
and contemporary Christian musical styles. The resulting piece is a
sensitive, lyrical trio which features and gracefully blends the voices of the
horn, violin and piano.
 
 
Performance time: 5:30
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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