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
River of Solace (2016)
An oft-quoted Bible passage (from the Book of Amos) asks for justice to “roll on like a river.” But what is justice without solace? “River of Solace” is a single movement work for orchestra that explores the depths of solace needed to appease the injustice and the suffering that is so prevalent today. The harmonic language utilized is mostly somber and reverential, but occasionally turbulent. The work was commissioned by and composed for Dr. Selim Giray and the LOU Symphony Orchestra of Oxford, Mississippi in 2016.