Instrumentation: 3(3rd dbl. picc).2.3.2.cbn/188.8.131.52/timp.3 perc/harp/piano/strings
Commission: Hofstra University Festival of the Arts
Dedication: To Christine Myers and the Hofstra University Orchestra
Premiere: Hofstra University Orchestra. Christine Myers, conductor. Hempstead, NY. 4/27/03
Publication: American Composers Alliance
Recording: Albany Records (2010) Troy 1214
Review: “Marilyn Shrude’s ‘A Virtual Reality acts as the perfect overture to this varied program: it’s a bracing 12 minutes with crescendos that swoop in and attack your eardrums (in a good way). Parts of it sound a lot like Messiaen’s more dissonant sections in ‘Turangalila.’” Stephen Estep. American Record Guide, January/February 2011.