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A Field Guide to Natural History

Utah premiere of "A Field Guide to Natural History"
Utah premiere of “A Field Guide to Natural History”

. . . Cloudburst. Springtime pokes its head through the daisies. A sodden quandary of mud puzzles. Foxfire and fern frost. Ruins of flora. Fire flies sparks spidering toward stars. Thorns thistles brambles and briers. Heaving and dearth. Night flocks of angels trumpet. Rainbows end.

Instrumentation: saxophone, double bass, piano and percussion
Duration: 25 minutes
Premiere: 7 June 2011 by Eric Hansen, David Kjar, Scott Holden, and Ron Brough
Performance History: complete performance list
Transcriptions: night flocks of angels trumpet for violin and piano
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“A Field Guide to Natural History” was commissioned in 2010 by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition