The Silver Whistle

for narrator and orchestra

1980

18 minutes

Text by Jay Williams

[Withdrawn. Not available for performance.]

Composer Notes: The music for this work began as sketches for a projected ballet based on Jay Williams’ fairy-tale The Silver Whistle. Unfortunately, the sponsoring ballet company went bankrupt before the project could be fully developed and produced.

I loved much of the music that I had sketched, so I used these sketches to create a work for narrator and orchestra using Williams’ text. However, I was never fully satisfied with that approach, and I eventually withdrew this work. Happily, this freed me to use some f its musical ideas in later works.