Tableau No. VI, for solo horn, is a part of a series of solo pieces that I’ve been writing over the last year. Each work is for a different solo instrument and explores their expressive possibilities. Some composers of the latter half of the 20th century have explored this idea, notably Luciano Berio (14 Sequenzas), Vincent Persichetti (25 Parables), and Elliott Carter (6 Figments and 5 Retracings). Coincidentally, these are some of my favorite composers. This Tableau was commissioned by Brittany Thomas and performed by Ryan Little, Principal horn of the Naples Philharmonic.