WILDERNESS SYMPHONY (SYMPH No. 1)

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

1987

Scoring: 

2 reciters, orch: 2/pic-2/eh-2(Eb and Bb)-asax-2/cbsn; 4-2-3-1; timp; perc(3); bnj; hp; pf/cel; str

As we approached the end of the 20th century, infamous for its animalistic explosions of violence, the lurid chill of Carl Sandburg's menagerie seemed quite relevent. Six character variations evolve out of the introductory landscape, as each animal emerges from our psychological 'zoo'. The Petroushka quotes suggest a similar life force--pent up, yet threatening to bust out.

Ensemble Type: 

large orchestra
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