exciting new work is based on the griffin, a mythological
creature native to India, having the head, legs, and
wings of an eagle, and the body of a lion. Starting
with open 5ths in the clarinets, slight elements of
Indian music are introduced as the work builds to
its opening theme. A powerful middle section combines
elements of chamber playing and full ensemble. The
closing section represents the actual flight of the
griffin, bringing the whole piece to a dramatic ending.
Strongly consider this highly energetic composition!