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for orchestra

Year:  1997   ·  Duration:  10m
Instrumentation:  2222; 2220; 2 perc.; harp; strings | (Perc: glock., vib., tam-tam, bell tree, triangle, snare drum, cymbal, 2 congas, large drum)

Year:  1997
Duration:  10m
Instrumentation  2222; 2220; 2 perc.; harp; ...

Films, Audio & Samples

Sample Score

Sample: Page 1 of each movement.

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At the turn of the 20th century, "nicklettes" were short films that you could see, of course, for a nickel (5 cents). They would usually only be a few seconds in length, but at that time very few people had seen moving pictures before. Therefore, they were a constant delight to those who would so indulge. My suite of little pieces for children is a series of similarly short musical portraits of historic place that I have visited through the USA.

Dedication note

To Alexander "Sasha" Rapoport

Contents note

  1. The Pennsylvania Monument
  2. Houses on the Fox River
  3. Ghosts in the Mont Clare
  4. Barber Wire from Niwot
  5. Faulkner Alley
  6. The Elgin Queen
  7. Lafayette Square