Oblong quarto (216 x 278 mm). Executed in black, orange, yellow, red, brown, and green ink. Signed and dated by composer at upper right corner.
Slightly worn and creased; two 1/2″ pieces of plastic tape attached.
Galaxy Dances premiered on 6 May 2004 by the National Symphony Orchestra under Mstislav Rostropovich.
“Galaxy Dances opens in the lowest register of the orchestra in a timeless, floating, and gradually rising tune, which for a brief moment unfolds an impression of the massive, enduring universe. A timeless galaxy is upon us but steadily this music reaches upward and gains momentum, pushing through majestic, fanfare-like music, until it arrives at a driving, relentless dance.” Program note by the composer.