Critical Moments (1996)

for 'cello, piano, percussion, violin, flute, clarinet
By George Perle

Galaxy 7’ Flute (Picc.), Clarinet in B-flat (E-flat Picc., Bass Clarinet), Violin, Violoncello, Piano, Percussion First performance April 14, 1997, New York: New York New Music Ensemble, cond. David Gilbert

Other works by George Perle:
“A gentleman brought music to his lady's window, who hated him,...and when he persisted, she threw stones at him. Whereupon a friend of his that was within his company, said to him; "What greater honour can you have to your music, than that stones come about you, as they did to Orpheus."”
--Francis Bacon