Oboe, Marimba, Optional Bowed Chime
DESIDERATA was commissioned for the 1984 Canadian Contemporary Music Festival, a part of the Ontario bicentennial celebrations. DESIDERATA was composed for Patricia Morehead (oboe) and Beverly Johnston (marimba). The piece may be performed as a duo for oboe and marimba, or as a trio with an optional third part for bowed chime or double bass. The Canadian premiere in May, 1984 was performed as a trio with the composer playing the bowed chime.