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Commissioned by the General Atlantic Corporation and by David Rumsey

First performed February 26, 1982 by the San Francisco Symphony, Robin Sutherland and
Julie Steinberg, pianists, John Adams, conductor.

2 solo pianos, 2 flutes (both doubling piccolo.), 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets (2nd doubles bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, percussion (3 players), 3 amplified female voices (2 sopranos & mezzo)

Duration: 30 minutes