The Belford Waltz–solo
Commissioned by the American Composers Forum in honor of Elinor Watson Bell.
Elinor Watson Bell was one of the Twin Cities’ principal arts patrons, a fine pianist herself and a true music lover. In 1996 the American Composers Forum commissioned this piece as a one-page piano solo. Elinor liked it so much that she hung it on the wall in her home, which was named Belford. She also asked for a duet version to play with her son, Dr. Ford Bell, and even had place-mats made with the score on them (so I was told)!
Belford has been orchestrated, as the opening number in Suite Populaire,