Margaret Kennedy (1925-2013)

Desert Echoes

Year: 1999

Duration (in minutes): 12'39;40'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble

Instruments: any low voice, any male voice, any string, any voice, any woodwind, bass voice, cello, clarinet, flute, percussion, piano, violin

Description: Tape Available. Won performance award in the Maxfield Parrish competition by the Philadelphia Classical Symphony. "Using long strands of undulating scales and trills she eloquently expresses the color and light of the American West as well as the loneliness of the vast desert in plangent solos on the flute,bass clarinet and cello." City Paper,Philadelphia "the impressionism of Fairlie-Kennedy's impressive Desert Echoes gave way to clarinet, cello and flute cadenzas of a ravishing tranquility." The Jewish Exponent,Philadelphia

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