I. Forward Six and Fall Back Eight
- Performer(s) The Scott/Garrison Duo (Shannon Scott, clarinet; Leonard Garrison, flute); Jay Mauchley, piano
Barn Dances is a set of four abstract pieces for flute, clarinet and piano. Each piece draws its title from the name of a particular dance step used in cowboy dances. Taking the name of the step as the point of departure, my idea was to take a flight of fancy in each movement and to create the musical equivalent of a character drawing.