Mythic Birds of Saugerties (1985) by Lee Hyla
for bass clarinet

Mythic Birds of Sugerties was written for Tim Smith's debut recital in New York City. It is a tribute to the birds of upstate New York and contains references to the pileated woodpecker, mourning dove, and other more imaginary species. I was also thinking about the nearly extinct and very beautiful ivory-billed woodpecker.

— L.H.    

[from program for June 7, 1995 concert]