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