I met Anne Megan and the ladies of the Laurel Double Reed Quartet at the Double Reed conference at NYU in 2014. Upon chatting with them, I discovered they had a wonderful enthusiasm for new music and had performed a number of new pieces including my own Legend of the Dragonfly. They broached the idea of a commission and, that fall, I wrote this work for them. It is a brief snapshot based on the three note progression in the opening measures. The rest of the work (inABAform with an independent introduction) is spawned from that motif.
Many thanks toAnne Megan and the Laurel Double Reed Quartet, for whom the piece is dedicated.