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.