|Date Completed:||April 18, 2000|
|Duration:||about 4 minutes|
|Instrumentation:||original version: string orchestra and percussion (chimes, vibraphone, gong)|
full orchestra version revised 2022: piccolo
English horn - optional
2 clarinets in B flat
bass clarinet - optional
4 horns in F
2 trumpets in C (parts in B flat are also available)
bass trombone - optional
tuba - optional
1 - vibraphone
2 - chimes, gong or tam tam, marimba
duration: about 4 minutes
|First Performance:||string orchestra: University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, November 19,1997 Pittsburgh full orchestra version: University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, April 30, 2000 - Civic Arena, Pittsburgh|
|Comments:||string orchestra version:to Sherilyn Gray; full orchestra version in honor of Christopher Kizina's graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, April 30, 2000 listen to the premiere of the revised version for full orchestra|
|Program Notes:||The original string orchestra version (scored for string orchestra and percussion) was commissioned in 1995 by Sherilyn Gray for the Hyre Middle School Orchestra in Akron, Ohio and is a reworking of two pieces from my incidental music for a production of Gertrude Stein's A Circular Play - a Play in Circles.|
The dedication is: to Sherilyn Gray
First performance of original version:
University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, November 19, 1997, conducted by the composer.
The full orchestra version was made in honor of Christopher Kizina's graduation from the University of Pittsburgh.
First performance of full orchestra version:
University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra, April 30, 2000, Civic Arena, under the direction of the composer.
Revised in March 2022 for a larger and more experienced orchestra.
First performance of the revised version:
April 20, 2022 in Bellefield Hall Auditorium by the University of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with the composer conducting.