for large orchestra
|Instrumentation:||3 Flutes (3rd doubles Piccolo); 3 Oboes (3rd doubles English Horn); 3 Clarinets (3rd doubles Bass Clarinet); 3 Bassoons (3rd Doubles Contrabassoon); 4 Horns; 3 Trumpets, 3 Trombones; Tuba; Harp; Piano/Celeste; Timpani; Percussion (3) and Strings|
First-Fruits is my first composition for full orchestra, hence its name. This composition, written in a Neo-Impressionistic style, focuses on the frequent transformation of orchestral textures as well as on constant alteration of colors.
|Premiere performance:||8 December 1999
Boston, MA, USA
New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra
Richard Hoenich, conductor