Q: Hey, I got the score, but ... it's for recorder quartet. A: Right, that's what I originally wrote it for. If you want to play it with other instruments, get in contact with me through my web site.
Q: Who is performing? A: Nobody; this is a synthetic performance, produced by the notation program Sibelius.
Q: Is there a way I could make animated scores like this myself? A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate sort kind of display; you can get the (Windows freeware) software here: http://www.musanim.com/player/ There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first: http://www.classicalarchives.com/
Q: When did you write this, and why? A: In 1976, the instrument maker Friedrich von Huene was scheduled to visit Santa Barbara (my home town, where I was living at the time). I really liked his recorders, so I started composing a piece in his honor; I was thinking that I could arrange a performance of it for him. However, he cancelled, so I stopped after writing the first movement. I think it was performed at a meeting of the American Recorder Society toward the end of that year, with William Ure, Michael Foote, Aquila Chase and me.