These works began as an attempt to capture some of the writing style I used in my youth: a simple and direct expression of emotion. When this was complete I devised the theme and wrote the others.
"Etude" applies only coincidentally to the experience of the performer. These were etudes in composition, inspired somewhat by the title of an art print I have hanging on my wall: "River Etude" by Alvin Sandler.
The work is available as a complete set or you may purchase only the second etude, "Upon the Waters."