DANCES FOR FIVE

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1983

Scoring: 

cl, db, fl, mmba, perc

Instrumentation : 

Players double on hand percussion, fl/pic

Movements-Titles: 

GREETING DANCE
CENTERING DANCE
RAIN DANCE
BATTLE DANCE
LAST DANCE

First Performance: 

November 3, 1983 at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Baltimore, MD

Ensemble Type: 

instrumental quintet

Dedicated to The New York Quintet (NY5). 'Dances for Five' is based on the composer's research of rhythms and dances from the African country of Ghana.

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