ORCHESTRA - Dust Dances (1994) 


Duration - 10:00

 

3 flutes (piccolo, A flute), 3 oboes (English horn), 3 clarinets (E flat clarinet, bass clarinet), 3 bassoons(contrabassoon); 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba; timpani, 4 percussion, piano, harp; strings

The bold, brisk composition [Dust Dances], based on the marimba-like gyil music of Ghana, was an invigorating, percussive delight. And for all its microtonal passages and motoric, Minimalist phrasing, it had refreshing charm.
— Commercial Appeal (Memphis)
Derek Bermel performing with TONK 

Derek Bermel performing with TONK