The Kentucky suite, Op. 66
This three-movement work for full orchestra was written for the Toyota Bicentennial High School All-State Orchestra and was performed around the state of Kentucky. For this reason, it's an ideal piece for good high school 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.