Hoover, Katherine - Lyric Trio

Note by the composer: In 1983 I was commissioned to write a piece for the Huntingdon Trio, a versatile group of musicians whose skills cover several instrumental combinations. I chose to write a substantial piece for flute, cello, and piano, with more emphasis on melody than much of the music being written at that time, so I called it "Lyric Trio".

The long first movement has two main ideas; one energetic and rhythmic, the other lyric. Most of the movement concerns the interweaving of these ideas, with two dream-like interpolations. The second movement is a melodious serenade. Each instrument has its own solo to sing, and then these are brought together toward the end of the movement. The third is a perpetual motion with overtones of jazz, odd sounds, and references to the first movement.