Where Now Rusts the Iron?
Instrumentation: Solo and Mixed ensemble Instruments: Cello, Flute, Percussion, Voice
A dramatic tribute to the composer’s grandfather who, like many ironworkers in his day, worked under brutal conditions with the dream of making life better for future generations. “A moving work touching our communal soul.” Percussion distribution: Perc. 1: Timpani (4), orchestra bells, tubular bells (shared with perc. 2) and finger cymbals; Perc. 2: two anvils (metal pipes may be substituted), and tubular bells (shared with perc. 1: Perc. 3: Xylophone, and suspended cymbal; Perc. 4: Vibes and suspended cymbal; Perc. 5: marimba; Perc. 6: two suspended cymbals, tam-tam, wind chimes and bell tree.