A sketch of the first 60 measures of the aubade was made in 1979 but was misplaced. Years later, while attending a music conference in Hungary in June of 1996, the gigue was composed in Vaja (of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County). Sometime thereafter, the early first draft of the aubade was recovered and completed, and added to the gigue forming the present 2-movement work dedicated to the memory of my uncle, an oboist and music educator once active in Stockton, California. A version of the gigue was incorporated into my Trialog for violin, clarinet and piano, composed in 1996 and published by Seesaw Music Corp., New Jersey in 2014. - FS
Piano quartet (for piano and string trio). Powerful music of our time dedicated to the composer's wife. Duration circa 8 minutes 56 seconds.
Full score (36 pages) and separate parts for piano, violin, viola and violoncello included. Available also as a high quality physical sheet music product with a CD-ROM disc for an additional price of £5 including worldwide postage.
ISMN 979-0-9001699-5-2 (wire bound). ISMN 979-0-9001699-6-9 (PDF). ISMN 979-0-9001699-7-6 (CD-ROM).