Frescoes and Ash (chamber or string orchestra)
Duration (in minutes): 20'39;
Difficulty: Medium (college/community)
Category: larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players, mixed instrument ensemble, orchestra and chamber orchestra, string ensemble
Instruments: any string, any woodwind, cello, clarinet, contrabass, percussion, piano, viola, violin
Description: Seven movements based on frescoes and mosaics in Pompeii: I. Street Musicians; II. Marine Mosaic; III. Scene from a Comedy; IV The Sybil’s Speaks; V. Chiron Teaches Achilles to Play the Lyre; VI. Alexander Mosaic; VII. Ash: Awareness of Mortality. Commissioned and premiered by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2009.