Elegy (1996)

Elegy (1996) for English horn and piano was premiered at the University of Chicago by CCP with the composer performing. (7 min.) It has since been performed many times by English hornist Carolyn Hove and Alicia Cordoba Tait. The work is also available for viola, clarinet, or alto saxophone.

Elegy by Patricia Morehead for English horn and piano is an outpouring of emotion concerning a close relative who has an incurable mental disorder. Through the composition of the piece I was able to express my anguish for this individual. The piece is constructed over a five note cantus firmus which serves to unify the work.

(to be published by Jeanné, Inc.)