for English Horn and Piano

In Greek mythology Acheron is known as the river of woe which divided the world of the living from the underworld. I use that perspective of the river in this piece to inform a vague narrative about the passage from life to death. The piano represents the river as an allegory for the passage of time.  It provides a constant source of forward motion across all four movements. The english horn on the other hand serves as a kind of character at the center of this vague narrative. This piece isn't tragic just a random pondering of the nature of death and its inherent place in the cycle of life.