White Water: On the Housatonic

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SMC SU569/ HL 3776482

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
6 mix
The Housatonic River in Conneticut is an exciting roller coaster ride that displays both the power and beauty of the river.  The composer attended the Tanglewood summer music program and kayaked down the river, riding both fast and slow currents created by the hydro-electric dam water release.  Anyone who has experienced the ebb and flow of a river and the calm eddies will recognize these elements in "White Water on the Housatonic".  Players will hear the power of the currents and the pounding waves, and they will appreciate what it is all about.