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

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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