Below are selected instrumental compositions by Sarah Riskind.
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Recorded in Dublin, New Hampshire, at the world premiere performance as Recorded in Dublin, New Hampshire, at the world premiere performance as part of the 2021 Walden School Faculty Commissioning Concert in July 2021, featuring a performance by Hub New Music. In this duet for violin and singing cellist, the names of The Walden School Young Musicians Program mountain hikes are mapped onto Solfége syllables (inspired by Josquin Desprez). An original fiddle tune fleshes out the New England setting.
Recorded in Dublin, New Hampshire, at the world premiere performance as part of the 2018 Walden School Faculty Commissioning Concert in July 2018, featuring a performance by the International Contemporary Ensemble. This trio for violin, saxophone, and piano grew out of a modal theme that resembles both the octatonic scale and the Phrygian dominant scale (common in Jewish music). It begins cautiously and ends in a lively dance with frequent metrical shifts that culminate in a wild ascent.