Devil’s Rain

Open Instrumentation

(1986)

Audio Excerpt

Press for “Devil’s Rain”

“Set securely within the minimalist tradition of small, staccato figures repeated over and over again in varying permutations to produce varying harmonic and melodic relationships, ‘Devil’s Rain’ is a refreshing diversion that slides with surprising grace into pop/jazz idioms. It was performed with vitality and good humor.”

– Chestnut Hill Local
“…a winning construction in which repetitions passed in rapid waves, multiple rhythms intertwined and the bassoon supplied a sensually guttural bass ground.”

– The New York Times
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Instrumentation
Duration
Variable
Premiere
Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA, September 1977

William Duckworth & Thomas Albert, pianos
Commission
Relâche, with support from a grant from the Charles Ives Center for American Music
Publisher
Media Press, Inc.
Recording
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