Tracking Inland composed by Donald Crockett. Chamber Ensemble. For Flute, B-flat Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Harp, String Quartet. Full Score. Duration 15 minutes. Published by MMB Music Inc (MU.X067012).
Commissioned for Pacific Serenades by Charles Bush in honor of Susan Bush. "Donald Crockett conducted his attractive new septet Tracking Inland, which opens with that elusive commodity, a great musical idea-a lovely ostinato pattern that comes around again after a journey through agitated and lyrical terrain."
-Richard S. Ginell, Los Angeles Times
"...In its journeying aspect, the piece [Tracking Inland] does have a palpable sense of motion and discovery, of unanticipated contours traversed with accepting wonder. It also seems to come full circle, or at least to a point of recognizable congruity. This is a rounded, clearly articulated form, filled with motivic energy and instrumental color. The acknowledged intimations of Ravel and Stravinsky are keenly felt, but without overwhelming a characterful and original work of expressive imagination and clean craftsmanship."
-John Henken, Los Angeles Times