Imaginary Creatures: A Bestiary for the Credulous
for harpsichord solo and chamber orchestra
The following program note accompanied a cassette tape submitted to the selection committee for the George Rieveschl Award for Distinguished Creative and Scholarly Works at the University of Cincinnati (Sapp was awarded this honor in 1986).
“IMAGINARY CREATURES is a suite for harpsichord and chamber orchestra treating the myths and fables of incredible beasts. While the protrays are not literal, there is a concept of hybrid musical languages rising from the nature of these hybrid beasts, half man / half animal – not always terrifying but always prodigous.”
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