by Stuart P. O'Neil
Instrumentation: Flute (soloist), Glockenspiel, Toy piano, Marimba—low A*, 4 timpani, Bass drum, Suspended cymbal, Accessories (triangle, tambourine)
Written on Christmas night by Stuart P. O'Neil who was inspired by the sight of his young daughter dancing around their tree with her new doll, Sally, this dreamy, delicate waltz for percussion ensemble and solo flute perfectly captures that soft, glowing vision. The light, almost childlike quality of the piece is enhanced by the use of a toy piano, and the metals of the ensemble beautifully complement the flute timbre.
Waltz for Anna comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.