Arctic Desert

Date: 1979

Instrumentation: fl (dbl picc), ob, cl, bsn, hrn, pno (dbl celesta), harp, perc, 2 vlns, vla, vc, cb

Commission: Gamma Omicron Chapter, Sigma Alpha Iota

Dedication: For the Gamma Omicron Chapter, Sigma Alpha Iota

Premiere: 10/6/79. The BGSU New Music Ensemble. Marilyn Shrude, conductor. AKI ‘79, Second Biennial Festival of New Music, Cleveland Museum of Art

Duration: 8′

Publication: contact composer

Review: “a well-crafted and evocative piece for chamber ensemble by Marilyn Shrude, Arctic Desert. Apparently concerned with poetic impressions of the far north, it is a serious, expressive and appealing piece.” Robert Finn. The Cleveland Plain Dealer. 10/8/79.