Comments: Consortium Commission by Indiana Univ, Emory Univ., Univ. Of Wisc.-Whitewater, Truman State Univ., Univ. of Idaho. Thomas Walsh, Commission Coordinator
In two movements:
1. "La Luna d'Oro" Begins quietly and intensifies rhythmically and dynamically to a climax, then gradually releases. The cadenza completes the relaxation and raises the energy level while linking thematic material from the second and third movements.
2. "NOLA" Based on authentic Second Line rhythms of New Orleans, LA (NOLA). Two sections alternate between the two sides of the New Orleans clave-first 3-2 then 2-3. An exuberant and joyous movement, it ends with a bang.
A piano reduction is also available.