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PERIHELION for String Orchestra (ca. 12:30, 1985)
Written in the year of the comet, Perihelion: the point in the orbit of a planet or a comet at which it passes closest to the sun.
Commissioned by the Hartt School of Music, the University of Hartford for the Arioso String Orchestra.
Original version includes prerecorded electronics.
PERIHELION II (Strings only version): This version for strings alone uses a smaller ensemble (a modern concertino) for what was previously the digital music.
Leonarda CD LE 327
PRELUDE TO NIBIRU for full orchestra (3333,4331,4, pno, hp, strings. Duration: 16:00, 1999).
Nibiru is the best kept secret in our solar system. An exotic tone poem based on Sumerian legend (ca. 2800BCE).
STARSAIL for Chamber Orchestra (for flute, oboe, harp, one percussionist & strings. Duration: 6:00, 1987/1998. A huge glistening sail made of gold leaf which is so light that it could rotate the earth indefinitely, powered by solar energy. StarSail would be literally uplifting--an art symbol which would raise millions of eyes to the heavens. NASA was nonplussed by Bo Parker's idea, but it launched this piece. Originally a collaboration with choreographer Randall Faxon Parker.
AUTUMNAL CONTRASTS for Wind Ensemble (30 players, 9:00, 1983) Purchase score/rent parts or get perusal score. Parts available on rental from Diaphanous Music. Also available from Carl Fischer Rental Library. Dedicated to Larry Rachleff, who conducted the premiere.