Women in the Country is one in a series of three compositions for violin and piano titled “Carolina Gallery,” each responding to a work of art by an artist with South Carolina ties. The other two artists are Alex Powers, whose “Perpetuate Slavery Or” is in the permanent collection of the Columbia Museum of Art, and Christian Thee, whose “Orientation Gallery” greets visitors at that museum. The compositions are commissioned by William Terwilliger for the Opus Two Duo, William Terwiliger, violin and Andrew Cooperstock, piano, and funded by the Office of the Provost at the University of South Carolina.
Violin bowings and fingerings suggested by William Terwilliger.
Information about Philip Mullen may be found at http://philipmullen.com
and about Opus Two at www.opustwo.org.