for vocal soloist, accordion, violin, cello, and percussion


Back in the 1980s accordionist/composer Guy Klucevsek commissioned around 25 composers to write short polkas for his "Ain't Nothin' But a Polka Band"--composers like Elliot Sharp, Al Leroy, Peter Zummo, John King, Bill Obrecht, Mary Jane Leach, David Mahler, David Garland, many more, and me, too. The Klucevsek polka concerts were raucous, fun, clever, and always extremely well-performed. It was a great time being part of these events! Arthur Stidfole wrote the soloist's words for my short piece. Attack Cat Polka takes about 90 seconds.

Recording is by:

Guy Klucevsek, accordion

Thomas Buckner, baritone

Mary Rowell, violin

Erik Friedlander, cello

Bill Ruyle, percussion


from CD:

Starkland ST-218 "Guy Klucevsek: Polka From The Fringe"


Click here to view the score.