Premiered by Christopher Norton on November 1, 1994 at Western Kentucky University. Two rhythmically charged themes open the piece and provide the melodic and harmonic material for the subsequent variations, thematic restatements, chorale and reprise. The form follows the scheme: A B A1 A B B1 A2 Chorale A A3 B2 B. The work bears a jazz influence which is particularly evident in three variations which resemble an improvised solo over the cord "changes" of the two primary themes. November Evening is dedicated to my wife, Leslie.