for winds, strings & marimba
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet in Bb, Bass Clarinet, Marimba, Violin, Viola, Cello
The Septet was loosely inspired by the energy and vigor of Los Angeles. The rhythmic vitality of the fast sections alternates with the placid stillness of the slow sections, evoking images of the city at day and at night. Arches serve as a major structural device in the piece, influencing the instrumentation, stage setup, thematic material, and form.