On April 29, 2007 the Fontenay Chamber Players gave the world premiere performance of Joe's Septet "Distant Light" for flute, clarinet, harp and string quartet at the Christ Church Parish in Redding Ridge, Connecticut. The work was commissioned by the Fontenay Chamber Players. This tonal work is twenty five minutes long and in three movements. Excerpts of this work can be heard at Joe's personal website: www.JosephMRusso.com
You may also hear this music at his AMC website.
Please note that after the premiere of this work Joe rewrote the third movement (originally marked "Theme & Variations") shortening it from 16 minutes to 11 minutes (and renaming it "Variations"). The original third movement (the one you hear at the AMC website) is now a stand alone work called "Theme & Variations for Septet" running the original 16 minutes.