EVEREST score: page 1

Program Note

EVEREST is clearly titled after the tallest mountain on the planet. Though the sharp rising figures in the first half of the piece visually and aurally recall mountains, it is not intended to be a representation of that titular natural wonder. Rather, it is intended as a metaphor for a mammoth obstacle encountered in one’s life. Once overcome, the persister emerges on the other side transformed by the experience; just as the rising figures mutate into descending figures.

EVEREST is the final movement from THREE MOVEMENTS FOR PIANO but may also be performed separately as an individual piece.