flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet in E-flat, and trombone (about 16 minutes)
The first piece that I composed for the Stones River Chamber Players is Rocky Streams (2003), at the request of their then-artistic director, Jerry Perkins. The original idea was for me to compose a trio, but little by little instruments were added to the ensemble until the ensemble doubled in size to flute, oboe, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. The work is in four movements: a prolonged trombone melody, a light-hearted scherzo that focuses on evolving tone colors, a slow canon which is then played backwards, and a fast driving conclusion.
Score and parts available for purchase from J.W. Pepper.
Recording available from Albany or Amazon or iTunes.