The Kentucky suite, Op. 66
This three-movement work for full orchestra was written for the Kentucky Bicentennial High School All-State Orchestra, sponsored by Toyota. It was performed in nine venues around the state of Kentucky. For this reason, it's an ideal piece for high school as well as professional orchestras. The movements—The Land, The Towns, and Celebrations—each have a nostalgic Kentucky flavor, a slightly modernist fantasia of Stephen Foster-like melodies.
Scoring: 3d1, 2+1, 2, 2 - 4, 3, 3, 1, timp., 2 perc., str.