for harp and guitar
Commissioned by Grete Dollitz
An Hour With the Guitar was a weekly radio show produced by Grete Dollitz at WCVE-FM radio station in Richmond, Virginia that was a staple of the guitar and guitar lover community in the Richmond area for many years in the 1980s and 1990s. It was a pleasant surprise when Grete asked me if I would accept a commission to write a piece for guitar in any setting. I immediately accepted her offer and chose the harp and guitar instrumentation because my sister Alicia is a harpist and I am a classical guitarist and this new piece would feature both of those instruments as a duo. The piece developed and was honed by my little sister, Alicia, and I performing it many times through touring performances by the Lyric Ensemble — a chamber group that I formed to perform my music and directed for ten years.
Premiere performance: The Lyric Ensemble; First Night Harrisonburg, Harrisonburg, VA, 1995
Performed by Alicia Romeo, harp & Jonathan Romeo, guitar. WCVE-FM Studio, Richmond, VA, 1995