Sally Reid
 
A Carousel Fantasy
for brass quintet and synthesized carousel (1993)
Audio (mp3):

vintage carousel in Alaskaland Theme Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1993
        
University of Memphis performance                    electronics only

composition duration: 5 minutes, composition date: 1993
"stunning and whimsical" (Minnesota Composer's Forum Newsletter, November 1993)
"charmingly demented" ( ILWC Journal, June 1994)
Program Notes:
A Carousel Fantasy was commissioned by the Alaska State Council for the Arts for performance during the musicALASKAwomen festival (Summer 1993). Written for a brass quintet (or double quintet) and synthesized carousel (tape), the work was originally performed from a moving merry-go-round in Alaskaland Theme Park. The synthesized carousel is realized in the style of the old Wurlitzer Band Organs.
Selected Performance History:
	•	2001 - Performance of A Carousel Fantasy at national meeting of the College Music Society in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    •     March 29, 1996 - Performance of A Carousel Fantasy during the Imagine '96 Festival (a national meeting of the Society of Composers, Inc.) at the University of Memphis in Memphis, TN.

	•	March 22, 1996 - Performance of A Carousel Fantasy during the Fourth Festival of Women Composers at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.

	•	February, 1995 - Performance of A Carousel Fantasy at the Abilene Composers Concert, Hardin Simmons University's Woodward Dellis Recital Hall.

	•	March, 1994 - Performance of A Carousel Fantasy, a work for brass quintet and synthesized carousel, by the faculty quintet at Southwest Missouri State University on Region VI SCI Conference program.

	•	August 10, 1993 - Premiére performance of A Carousel Fantasy, for brass quintet and synthesized carousel, by the Alaska Brass during musicALASKAwomen festival in Fairbanks, Alaska.