Scena della Opera (1997) for piano trio
Premier performance in Fayetteville, AR 2/99 by the Boston Mountain Chamber
Players: Jeongwon Ham, piano, Rico McNeela, violin, and Stephen Gates, cello.
Additional performance 3/99 by the same group.
Echo Fantasy (1989) for violin, cello and piano, (revised 2018)
Commissioned by Steve and Betsy Highland. Performances: 4/89 in Superior, WI
by Steve Highland, Betsy Highland and Robert Mueller; 3/90 in Lawton, OK (as
part of the regional meeting of the College Music Society); 3/92 in Ft. Worth, TX
(as part of the 1992 Region VI convention of the Society of Composers, Inc.); and
11/92 in Fayetteville, AR by the Ozark Chamber Players; 6/12 by the Interlochen
ROBERT K. MUELLER
Veni Variationes: Variations on Salve Redemptor Gentium
for woodwind quintet (2017)
A woodwind quintet composed in 2017, “Veni Variationes” offers not only a set of variations on a tune (the Ambrosian chant, “Veni Redemptor gentium”) but also a variation on the very idea of variations. In the opening, the tune is presented in a straightforward manner which leads to variations of increasing complexity until there is nothing left of the tune itself, only its impressions on the mind. The work ends in a repeat of the straightforward presentation from the opening, with an abrupt surprise.
Variations on a Chanson
for woodwind quintet (1992)
Commissioned by the Lyrique Quintette. Premiered by the Lyrique Quintette, June 1992, Fayetteville, AR, and performed in Frankfort, Germany, August 1992.