Duration (in minutes): 8'39;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, mixed instrument quintet, mixed instrument sextet, woodwind quintet
Instruments: any brass, any string, any woodwind, bassoon, cello, clarinet, flute, horn, oboe, viola, violin
Description: The swatches in this piece are in a variety of styles and feeling states including anxious modernity, cheerful Americanism, passionate "gypsiness" and round, modal resolution--a sort of life cycle. This swale was composed for the Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College where the composer was in residence. Performed in June, 1999 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. at its annual concert. Also available for wood wind quintet. Available from the composer.