Forest Incantations, score and parts composed by Alan Lee Silva. For string orchestra (violin I, violin II, violin III (viola T.C.), viola, cello, bass, piano). Score and parts. Duration 4 minutes, 23 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.CAS72).
From the opening ensemble marcato accents and the driving sixteenth-note unisons in the low strings, Forest Incantations is a compelling musical statement from the very beginning. This active, "edge of your seat" composition provides all sections of the string orchestra with unique and satisfying musical challenges. This is one of Alan Silva's best to date.