Wide Open Spaces                                                piano                  Available from Oxford University Press

     Like the original version for SATB voices, this new TTBB arrangement of Wide Open Spaces reflects on the journeys and adventures to be found in the wide open spaces within ourselves and the world around us. The uplifting melody is passed from the tenors to the baritones before the piece opens out into an expansive texture with rich harmonies. Quartel introduces a playful episode of scat singing before a resolute final chorus brings this evocative piece to a peaceful and serene close.