For soloists, chorus & orchestra. A setting of seven poems by the late Jewish American poet Hyam Plutzik commissioned by the Plutzik /Goldwasser Foundation. Premiered February 5, 2007 at Carnegie Hall, New York City by the Westfield Symphony & Pro Arte Chorale.
A six movement (+1) suite for a variety of percussion instruments inspired by the colors of the now defunct Homeland Security Alert System: Green Alert (hand percussion), Blue Alert (mallets), Yellow Alert (snare & small percussion), Orange Alert (solo timpani) and Red Alert (the kitchen sink). Rounding it off White Alert a very short final footnote for cuica.
Music by Robert S. Cohen
Ithaca College Percussion Ensemble – October 20, 2007
Green Alert — for Small Percussion & Steel Drum (2007)
Blue Alert — for Glockenspiel, Vibraphone & Marimba (2007)
Yellow Alert — for Snare Drum & Small Percussion (2006)