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Program Note

Daniel McCarthy has been a close friend of mine for many years. We attended the same high school and were later roommates for several years in New York City. Beginning life as a collection of romances exploring the lyrical potential of the viola, it was suggested that "bromances" might be a more apt title. The suggestion stuck and influenced the course of these miniatures. Each movements captures either a quality of our personalities or recounts a memorable (mis)adventure in our past.

-Stephen Cabell