Pranayama for Unaccompanied Horn by Wayne Lu, edited by James Naigus
In 2018, Steven Cohen released his solo CD entitled Cruise Control. On this recording, Mr. Cohen commissioned Wayne Lu to write a two-movement unaccompanied work, Pranayama. Cohen premiered the piece at a recital at the University of Nebraska.
Lu’s “Pranayama” encapsulates the energy and force of playing the horn, according to the composer.
Cohen said, “When Wayne and I started talking about the project, he had really good concepts of what he wanted to create and turned out a fantastic piece.”