I. Intrada and Interlude
Giant Colored Bird III (2005) for horn octet was commissioned by and is dedicated to the
Carnegie Mellon Horn Octet, Dennis Abelson, director.
The title refers to a vivid mental image of a llarge, briliantly colored bird in the wild: both
flying and unfurling its winds, while looking out over a beautiful landscape. Giant Colored
Bird III is thus a joyous celebration of color and warmth.