For Dear Life
for orchestra
Year: 2004
Duration: 13'
First Performance: (first reading) Skirball Center for the Performing Arts; New York, NY
American Composers Orchestra; Anne Manson, conductor
3 (I=picc).3(III=cor A).2+bcl.3(III=cbn) - - timp - perc (3): xyl/5 tbl/tam-t/BD;
Ch.cym/2susp.cym/SD/whip/timb/conga/bongos; BD/vib/4 tom-t - harp - piano - strings

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Program Notes

For Dear Life was written in the spring and autumn of 2004. The title is intended to reflect the somewhat urgent, relentless, and breathless quality of much of the music.




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