Commissioned by the University of Texas at Austin School of Music for violinist Brian Lewis, David and Mary Green Chair Fellow in String Performance and Pedagogy
Dedication: for Brian Lewis
Sharks is light-hearted and virtuosic, perfect for an encore. It utilizes a ½-step motif reminescnet of the famous “Jaws” theme, which expands into a big “Jaws-y” free-notation section towards the middle. Modified blues scales help to create a jazzy feel to much of the work.