Instrumentation: Bass Clarinet, Two Percussionists, Piano
Playing time: 11'
Copyright 1986
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Spiral was commissioned by the Bush Faculty Development Program of Macalester College.  The piece was composed for the St. Paul-based Zeitgeist Ensemble for New Music in 1986.  Personnel shifts prevented it from being premiered until 2010.  Spiral begins with a cadenza-like opening, gathers focus and energy, and progresses to an intense and joyful minimalist textured conclusion.