The Jasmine Suite
2001, for Piano
Length: 5 minutes
Cost per Copy: $5.00
was our cat for many years. We met her as a stray, and, after
charming her way into Henry's heart, we took her in from the Michigan
winter. Jasmine was strictly an indoor cat, and these pieces
reflect some of the sights that perked Jasmine's interest as she sat on
Hopping Sparrows and Fly On the Window were written in 2001. The Stray Tom was completed in 2009. Christina Cuda Robertson premiered each piece.
The Stray Tom
gets much of its quirkyness from the heavy use of a scale I call Anna's
Scale. I derived the scale from an improvisation that my daughter
Anna brought to me several years ago:
C D# E F# G Ab Bbb C
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