Chamber music by American composer Douglas Bruce Johnson. 'Songs of Time, of Love, of Wonder' (1994) for voice and piano 'Il terzodecimo canto' (1999) for string quartet '...at evening, in the shadow of the volcano, they are dancing...' (1992) for piano 'Two Essays for String Quartet' (1993) Composer DOUGLAS BRUCE JOHNSON was born in Oakland, California in 1949. His compositions in many genres, including solo works, songs, chamber music, as well as choral and orchestral works both sacred and secular, have delighted audiences across the United States, in Europe and Latin America. In his own words: 'My music seeks an immediate connection with listeners' emotions, with their bodies, and with their minds. My compositions are based in the sound of acoustic instruments and the human voice. I seek to emphasize the emotional appeal that sounds have for the listener, whatever their background or training. The expressive effect of familiar musical content in unexpected contexts gives my music it's sustaining energy.'