Passage of Years

Date: 1987

Instrumentation: 2(picc).2.2.2.asax/ perc/pno/cel/hp/strings

Commission: Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra

Dedication: For Kate Tamarkin and the Fox Valley Symphony

Premiere: Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. Kate Tamarkin, conductor. Appleton, WI. 4/27/87

Duration: 8′30″

Publication: contact composer

Recording: MMC Recordings MMC 2101 (2001)

Reviews: “a substantial work, original and distinctive in style….Would-be publishers take note. This is something special.” Paul Hollinger. Appleton Post-Cresecent. 4/28/87

“a well-spun, coloristic work…” Boris Nelson. Toledo Blade. 1/16/89

“the most impressive voice was that of Chicago-born Marilyn Shrude….Her Passage of Years (1987) is full of bright, shimmering sounds, keenly imagined and freshly argued. She is a composer to watch.” John von Rhein. Chicago Tribune. 4/28/90