The Plaza Prelude (2003) was written for Maya Vasudevamurthy in December of 2003.  It takes its name from the rather posh shopping district in Kansas City.  The work is melancholy and contemplative, and is cast in two large sections.  The work is dominated by a three-note motive that outlines a minor third (A#-B-G# in its first occurrence).  The Plaza Prelude is about three minutes long.