Calypso Round (1981)
for Flute, Horn, Marimba, Harp, and Double Bass


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In the early 1980's, I wrote one concert of original chamber music per year for four years. The music for this concert was influenced by minimalism.  It features several levels of repeating patterns.  At each repetition, one of the patterns changes, so that, with all the repetition, nothing is actually the same.  CALYPSO ROUND is my tribute to Latin American music, from which I have drawn much, both inspiration and content.  At this writing, the work has not been done as a quintet, but in 2000 I orchestrated it.  It was performed by the Phoenix Symphony, Robert Moody conducting, in Jan. 2001.