Doria Pamphili


for guitar

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63 min.
October 20, 2007
Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
William Anderson, guitar
Commissioned for William Anderson by the New Jersey Composers Guild
Doria Pamphili is the name of an old aristocratic family in Rome. A spacious public park has been made from some of their land, and it was there that I sketched this short guitar piece. One of the park’s truly beautiful attributes is an abundance of umbrella pines, immensely tall trees with no branches until the very top. They can make you feel very low to the ground, and so I wrote passages that to me feel low to the ground. Doria Pamphili was commissioned by the New Jersey Composers Guild, and was premiered by William Anderson at Drew University on October 20, 2007.

Performance History
  • Mary 4 and 6, 2010: Paul Appleby, tenor and Steven Blier, piano, New York Festival of Song, Merkin Concert Hall, New York CityOctober 20, 2007: William Anderson, guitar, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
  • July 11, 2008: William Anderson, guitar, Warebrook Festival, Irasburg, Vermont
  • March 6, 2010: William Anderson, guitar, The Stone, New York City
  • May 22, 2015: William Anderson, guitar, CRR Istanbul Guitar Festival, Turkey
  • June 6, 2015: William Anderson, guitar, Centro di Cultura Italia, Firenze, Italy
  • July 16, 2015: William Anderson, guitar, Spectrum, New York City
  • October 1, 2015: William Anderson, guitar, FIC 21 Festival, Universidad Verzcruzana, Xalappa, Mexico