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orchestra and large ensembles

night and starlight

for string orchestra
duration about 6 minutes

night and starlight was written in July 1998 for performance by the University of Pittsburgh Chamber Orchestra that autumn. My aim was to write something lyrical and evocative, yet easy to prepare on little rehearsal time.



Welcoming Song 

for string orchestra
duration about 2 1/2 minutes

Circular Dancing

version for orchestra: picc 2222 4220
percussionist: chimes, wind gong or tam tam, vibraphone


duration about 3 and a half minutes


Editions of works by Julia Perry

Julia Perry: Prelude for strings

arranged from the original for piano (1946, rev. 1962) by Roger Zahab (august 2020/july 7 2021)

violins 1 & 2, violas 1 & 2, cellos 1 & 2, double basses



Julia Perry: Symphony in One Movement

for violas and String basses (1961)

violas 1 & 2, double basses 1 & 2