Though your footsteps were unseen


for violin solo (2020)

Composer: Gilbert Galindo
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Hannah Christiansen, violin


4 min.



Program Notes

Program Note

This solo work for violin is meditatively rhapsodic with a hint of dramatic flare and passion. It was written for violinist Hannah Christiansen during the COVID pandemic through the #GLFCAMGigThruCOVID Initiative. The title, “Though your footsteps were unseen” is from Psalm 77.

Gilbert Galindo

Gilbert Galindo’s compositions offer the listener a kaleidoscope of textures, sounds, challenging harmonies, and crisp and vibrant melodies, providing a rewarding journey from the first notes to the last beat. Many are written for multi-combinations of instruments, solos, duets, trios, small ensembles to full-blown symphonic orchestral music, to the most personally poignant songs for voice and piano. A native of West Texas and having studied composition at Northwestern University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, his music has been heard nationwide and internationally by groups such as Ensemble Dal Niente, ensemble mise-en, the New Thread Quartet, newEar, Parthenia, among others. He has received recognition and awards from the American Music Center, BMI, Meet The Composer, New Music USA, Northwestern University, and others. His music is available from Galindo Musix (BMI) on and his recording of “Almost within reach...” for violoncello and piano can be found on New Focus Recordings. Gilbert Galindo is also a member of Random Access Music, a composer & performer collective based in Queens, New York and is the Executive & Curatorial Director of NYsoundCircuit, a multimedia salon series.

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