Four Sections (2002) 13'
3(III=pic)-2-2-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, 3 perc, nar, strings
commissioned and premiered by the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Tsung Yeh, cond.
This work is intended to serve as an alternative to Britten's Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra.
Listen to excerpts here
Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock (1996) 12'
2-2-2-2, 2 hn, perc, nar, strings
commissioned and premiered by the Baltimore Symphony, William Curry, cond.
Based on the book by Eric Kimmel, the music accompanies the telling of one of the stories about Anansi the Spiderwhich comes from African folk-tales.
It's About Time (1995) 8'
2-2-3(III/bss cl)-2, 4-3-3-1, timp, perc, nar, strings
commissioned by Meet the Composer/ Philadelphia, Cleveland, St. Louis Symphonies
premiere: Philadelphia Orchestra, Andre Smith, cond.
An introduction to musical meter.
Somewhere in the World Right Now (1998) 6'
fl, cl, hn, perc, hp, nr, vln, vla, vlc
commissioned and premiered by WAMSO-Volunteers of the Minnesota Orchestra
Based on the book by Stacey Schuett, the book covers the topics of geography and time zones.