In Seaspray, Barefoot

for violin & piano

Also for flugelhorn, tuba, clarinet, flute or bassoon with piano
and for violin or clarinet or flute with guitar

And also for Wind Ensemble

Duration: 2'45"

Denise Stillwell, violin, & Yumi Suehiro, piano: Click for Audio In Seaspray, Barefoot

Demo recordings: Click for Audio Clarinet & Piano · Click for Audio Flute & Piano · Click for Audio Tuba & Piano
Click for Audio Wind Ensemble

Performance History · Purchase Sheet Music

In Seaspray, Barefoot imagines a young person running down from sand dunes into the ocean and being chased by the waves back up into the dunes, in a playful dance.

Composed in March 2012, the piece was premiered September 9, 2012, by Denise Stillwell, violin, and Yumi Suehiro, piano, on the Composer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church, New York City.

Originally composed for violin & piano, alternate arrangements are available for tuba & piano, clarinet & piano, euphonium & piano, flugelhorn & piano and flute & piano. The flute & piano arrangement includes alternate versions for C flute and alto flute. The tuba & piano arrangement was premiered by Benjamin Vokits and Andrew Pak on September 28, 2014, on the Composer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church, New York City (see video at right).

A guitar accompaniment is also available for violin, clarinet or alto flute in an arrangement by Rodrigo Baggio.

Purchase Sheet Music

Sheet music for the violin, clarinet and flute arrangements of In Seaspray, Barefoot, with both piano and guitar accompaniment, is available from Art of Sound Music.

Sheet music for other arrangements of In Seaspray, Barefoot is available:

Performance History - Violin

Premiere September 9, 2012: Denise Stillwell, violin, and Yumi Suehiro, piano, on the Composer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church, New York.

February, 23, 2013, Lori Jensen, violin, and Libby Kardontchik, piano, on the NACUSA-SF concert series at the Lucy Stern Ballroom in Palo Alto, California.

July 25, 2015, Matthew C. Weiss, violin, and Nathan Jensen, piano, on the Octava Chamber Orchestra Summer Chamber Music Extravaganza in Lynnwood, Washington.

Performance History - Clarinet

Premiered October 25, 2013, by Levan Tskhadadze, clarinet, and Izhar Elias, guitar, at a house concert in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

October 26, 2013, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, in Utrecht, Netherlands.

December 8, 2013, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

January 26, 2014, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

January 27, 2014, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, in Antwerp, Netherlands.

September 24, 2014, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, at Twickel Castle, Delden, Netherlands.

November 3, 2014, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, at the Tbilisi Wind Festival in Georgia.

September 24, 2014, Levan Tskhadadze and Izhar Elias, at the Schokland Museum in the Netherlands.

February 21, 2015, world premiere for clarinet & piano by Dennis R. Smith and Jamie Kaisershott at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois.

June 22, 2016, Sergio Reyes, clarinet, and Ricardo Melchor, guitar, at the Mexican Embassy Auditorium, Guatemala City.

Performance History - Tuba

Premiere September 28, 2014: Benjamin Vokits, tuba, and Andrew Pak, piano, on the Composer's Voice concert series at the Jan Hus Church, New York.

September 19, 2015: David Lopez and Susan Wass at Hall Center for the Arts, Howard College, Big Spring, Texas.

Performance History - Flugelhorn

Premiere with wind ensemble: May 11, 2015: Sebastian Gil Armas and the Croatian Army Symphonic Wind Orchestra of Zagreb at the Velika Gorica Brass Festival in Croatia.

Premiere with piano: November 6, 2016, by Chase Christensen at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.