Programmatic suite begins with Dawn in the Alley, as Ellen’s Elm awakens to a shocking crash with the garbage truck. Ellen’s cat, the Clarinet in Catch, is never caught, though the fuguing alley cats (Horn, Oboe, Flute, and Bassoon) try their best. In Vegemedic the tree doctor arrives to treat Ellen’s Elm; at Rush Hour the alley is overwhelmed with busy percussion and brass. Finally Evening in Ellen’s Alley, all is well.
A movement for woodwind quintet, a movement for string orchestra, a movement for brass and percussion. First and last of 5 movements for chamber orchestra.
Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra
Publishing Catalog: 0111