Songs for Ginny (1985), for soprano and wind ensemble
On texts of children’s songs in four movements, written for the Baylor University wind ensemble, Michael Haithcock, conductor; Dur: 14:40
I. A Ring ‘o Roses
II. Mister Frog went a’courtin
III. Down by Salley Gardens
IV. Auld King Cole
Michael Haithcock, formerly the director of bands at Baylor University, where I used to teach, asked me to write a piece dedicated to his young daughter, Ginny. The piece would be settings of children’s nursery rhymes which she knew and liked. The result was this work for soprano soloist and orchestral wind section (small wind ensemble).
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