Composition date: 2010
Instrumentation: flt, clt, perc, pno, vln, vlc.
Length: 16 minutes
Date: February 2011
Venue: Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University
Beauty and Secrets is based on music from act 1 of the opera Don’t Breathe a Word. The opera is concerned with s diplomatic scandal in a recently ex-Soviet republic in central Asia in the early years of the 21st century. As one of the characters describes it: a land of beauty - and secrets.