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This recording is from a performance by
William Sherrill, Juan Mendoza, Brad Smith,
Jered Keller, percussion;
David Heuser, conductor,
recorded live in San Antonio, Texas.
Composer: David Heuser
Instrumentation: Percussion Quartet (Instrumentation: 8 baby rattles, 4 squeaky toys,
4 electronic toys, 1 see 'n say toy, 1 toy bell, 1 toy xylophone, 1 toy piano (with three or four keys), 1 pair of toy cymbals, 1 toy drum, 1 toy whistle, 1 wind-up baby's mobile)
Year Composed: 2003
Duration: 4 minutes
Pages (score): 7
Cost: Purchase: $10.00
- Premiere: Composers Alliance of San Antonio (CASA) Concert, San Antonio, Texas (November, 2003)
From a review of the premiere performance by Diane Windeler in the San Antonio Express-News:
"Baby Toys is a delightful, impish percussion score for rattles, squeaky things, electronic gizmos and nursery-version musical instruments, written for this concert by David Heuser of the University of Texas at San Antonio. There was actually coherent structure and form to it, performed by conductor Heuser and four musicians sitting cross-legged on a carpet strewn with kids' room clutter."
Baby Toys is dedicated to, and inspired by, my two children, Gwyneth and Julian.