#3. A Penny for the Young Guy

TITLE: A Penny for the Young Guyburma
CAT# (YEAR COMPOSED): #3 (1986)
INSTRUMENTATION: for narrator, solo voices (SSAATTBB), flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, violoncello, and double bass.
PAGES: 51 pages
PREMIERE PERFORMANCE: Michigan State University New Music Ensemble, in 1986/87
ACCOLADE: Selection in the Midwest Composers Symposium, 1988
NOTE: Words also printed as text preceding score.

The poetry was written by James Woolhouse, and alludes to the memories of his time served as a medic in Burma during WWII. The voice is of a young nurse carrying on with her duties and her encounter with a dying young soldier.