Duration: 2′ 30″
2014, rev. 2021
Premiere—5/6/2017 by Marin Korenaga, New Haven, Conn.
I am not the Dave of Dave’s Reel. In fall 2014, the Twin Cities lost David Buran, a physician, singer, parent and grandfather. I sang with David in the Plymouth Congregational Church Choir. He was a proud supporter of the arts and a long-time member of Plymouth Church. I wrote Dave’s Reel in David’s memory for Ann, his dear wife, who is a fine pianist.
The idea for piece came while listening to folk music on the web during David’s last week, when he was quickly fading from cancer. I heard reports of David dancing at a party on the Friday before he died. I put “folk” and “dancing” together, and came up with Dave’s Reel. The work was the winner in the Elementary/Middle School Division of the Renée B. Fisher Composer Awards for 2017.
Read the article in the Wallingford Record Journal here.
I orchestrated Dave’s Reel for the Minnesota Sinfonia as the final movement of Suite Populaire.