Todd Oxford, saxophone; Geoffrey Waite, piano, Composers Alliance of San Antonio concert, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX (April 13, 2007)
Chris Beaty, saxophone; Gabriel Sanchez, piano,North American Saxophone Alliance Region IV Conference, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX (February 24, 2007)
Patrick Jones, saxophone; Kristine West Denton, piano, North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference, Penn State University, University Park, PA (January 19, 2007)
The music for borne by constellations of green birds was adapted from some of the movements of another work of mine, Thin Green Traces, for violin and piano. Because I wanted this work to have a different identity, especially in light of the fact I was not using all of the movements from the violin work (and altering the movements I was using), I wished to find new titles for the piece and its movements. I found inspiration in the poem Tree Full of Birds (from the book Voice/Over, 1993, West End Press) by American poet Olga Cabral, whose poems I have often set.
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