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Michael Gordon

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Natural History (2016)
Commissioned by Britt Music & Arts Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon, and Britt Orchestra Music Director Teddy Abrams, in celebration of the National Park Service centennial in 2016, and in honor of Crater Lake National Park.
Red Poppy
Chorus and Orchestra/Ensemble
Year Composed
25 Minutes
SATB chorus
10 high brass
Solo Instrument(s)
10 low brass; 10 perc; drum group(vocal)
Programme Note
Michael Gordon Natural History (2016)
watch a clip of Michael Gordon's Natural History at Crater LakeClick to watch a clip of the world premiere of Natural History at Crater Lake National Park


  • 07 APR 2018
    Festival of American Music
    Louisville, KY
    Louisville Orchestra
    Teddy Abrams, conductor
  • 06 APR 2018
    Coffee: Play
    Louisville, KY
    Louisville Orchestra
    Steiger Butte Singers + Drummers; Teddy Abrams, conductor
  • 29 JUL 2016
    Natural History World Premiere
    Britt Crater Lake Project
    Crater Lake National Park, OR
    Britt Orchestra
    Steiger Butte Drum, Southern Oregon University, Regional Choir; Teddy Abrams, conductor

    Other Dates:
    30 July - Crater Lake National Park, OR
    20 August - Jacksonville, OR

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