By The Fireplace was composed on 5th December 2005. It describes a couple spending a romantic time together in front of a fireplace in winter during Christmas season. Sipping champagne, they talk about life, loved ones and their goals in life. They also re-declare their love and appreciation for each other. As the evening draws to a close, they lovingly embrace and look out the window at the falling snow and into the night sky. It is the 4th and final movement of On Vacation, a set of 4 short pieces for string quartet.
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