Commissioned by Dennis Russell Davies and the Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn. Premiered in Bonn, Germany, under the baton of Dennis Russell Davies; April 2, 1993. The North American premiere took place in New York’s Carnegie Hall, by the American Composers Orchestra conducted by Dennis Russell Davies; December 4, 1994. Approx. duration: 17 minutes. Instrumentation: 3333 – 4431 – timp, perc, pn (cel), harp – strings.