Music for a Tranquil Moment (1980)
duration ca. 8:25
piccolo, flute, oboe, english horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons,
contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani,
percussion (one player: bass drum, suspended cymbal, tam-tam), harp, strings
Music for a Tranquil Moment was composed at the Aspen Music Festival. I vividly remember standing on a bridge overlooking a stream and feeling a sense of calmness wash over me, inspiring the piece. The work has been read by the University of Chicago Symphony Orchestra, but not yet premiered.