The night has always been a special time--of repose, of mystery, of sensuality. Composers are particularly drawn to it because it has traditionally been a time when one uses one’s ears to relate to the environment, rather than one’s eyes. Ironically, particularly since the harnessing of electricity, the night has also become a time of excitement and revelry. This piece suggests all of these qualities.
"Sing to me of the night" was commissioned by the Vinci-Brown-Alton Trio. First performance February, 2000