commissions / by Scott Ordway

When composing on commission, one can't follow all paths: one must choose a single path and follow it. That's why I've decided to write a few pieces "for the drawer", as they say, something I've always considered an act of pure professional heresy. There are some paths I'd like to follow, but I'm not at all sure that they lead to an art that should be set before the public. Best to follow them anyway, I should think, even if they lead to aesthetic ruin or, worse, mediocrity.