The first piece on the program, Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys, was Erb’s musical reaction to the Oklahoma City bombing, and specifically to the tragic loss of young lives. The final work, Quintet, mixes traditional instruments with harmonicas, crystal water goblets, and electric piano, creating haunting and exotic sound clouds and dramatic gestures with a sense of improvisation and spontaneity.
Check out this great podcast about the concert done by Kylie Harwell Sturgill from WOSU's Classical 101!
- Donald Erb
Sunlit Peaks and Dark Valleys (1995)
Music for Mother Bear (1970)
Suddenly It’s Evening (1997)