• Betsy Jolas
  • Tales of a Summer Sea for Orchestra (1977)

  • Heugel (World)
  • 3(pic).1+ca.3.3(cbn)4.3.3.1timp.2percpf.celstr(14.12.10.8.8.).
  • 15 min 30 s

Programme Note

The descriptive title of this work, which clearly designates the source of my inspiration, should make further comments unnecessary. I only hope it will help listeners of my music to recall their own recollections of a rather stormy sea.

Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation, this piece was premiered at Tanglewood in August 1977 by the Berkshire Music Center orchestra under Gunther Schüller to whom the piece is dedicated.

Betsy Jolas