An Afterward (composed January 2011) is a small work for a trio of instruments regarded as a song without words. The score is of great complexity and depthness is reflective in its contemplative mood. The piece has a definite shape, shaded in fine instrumental colorings that never swamp each instrument. The work is rooted in a dissonant tonality that is brooding in its broad lyricism and sings across a disjointed and nurturing texturally meticulous craftwork. The post-avant-garde world is examined and not a note is wasted or worn; an affectionate, understanding work that fuses long-limbed melody with rigorous contrapuntal interplay.