The inspiration for this piece was brought about when the composer saw a picture of the triquetra, which is an ancient design used by the Celts and other cultures as a symbol for the Holy Trinity and other things that come in threes. In modern times the “trinity knot” is often the design of choice for engagement rings and other romantic jewelry. Some of these ideas are represented in several ways in this piece including its three-part ABA (slow, fast, slow) form and the use of sentimental themes. Triquetra was commissioned by Denny McGinn in 2016 after performing the composer’s first horn solo, Nordic Poem, at his retirement concert in 2015. Also available as a PDF.