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Ginger

“Because ginger had to be imported from Asia, it remained a relatively expensive spice. Nevertheless, it was still in great demand. … [Eventually] it became so popular in Europe that it was included in every table setting, like salt and pepper.” — The Healing Power of Herbs and Spices Instrumentation: string quartet Duration: 12 minutes Premiere: 6 December 2014 by the […]

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Gorre and Daphetid

Over 30 years, John Whitby Allen constructed what some consider the greatest model railroad ever made, the “Gorre and Daphetid.” Ten days after Allen died from a heart attack in 1973, his house caught fire, destroying his life’s work. Instrumentation: piano trio Duration: 4 minutes Recording: read by the New York Piano Trio Performance History: Dance premiere, 31 March and 1 April 2011 Press: ‘New Works […]

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