This recording is made possible with public funds from The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Additional support provided by Mobil Foundation, Inc. and the University of Connecticut. © Leonarda Productions, Inc., 1987. Cover Photo © Adele Einhorn, 1998. DDD. Carolann Martin joined the faculty of Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa to develop the opera program there and was assistant conductor at the Eastern Music Festival for two summers. She has made guest conducting appearances in the Eastern, Midwestern and Southwestern United States. The Bournemouth Sinfonietta is one of the finest chamber orchestras in Great Britain. Arioso is based in Hartford, Connecticut. Nancy Van de Vate (b.1930) has received performances in major cities throughout the world and her music is widely recorded. Much of Kay Gardner's (1941-2002) music was designed for meditation, relaxation, and healing. Her music has been included in films and videos produced in England, Australia, New Zealand, and the USA. Libby Larsen (b.1950) was Composer-in-Residence with the Minnesota Orchestra from 1983-1987. Her music has been performed by most of the leading orchestras in the USA. Marga Richter's (b.1926) music has been performed by 50 orchestras including the Czech Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, and the Seattle, Milwaukee and Atlanta Symphonies. Ursula Mamlok's (b.1928) works are performed at festivals such as Tanglewood and by prominent ensembles such as the Group for Contemporary Music, ISCM, the Da Capo Chamber Players, New Music Consort and Parnassus. Katherine Hoover's (b. 1937) works have been performed by more than fifteen orchestras, and her concertos have featured Sharon Robinson and Eddie Daniels. Jane Brockman (b. 1949), after receiving an award from Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, was inspired to leave her tenured professorship to score films in Los Angeles. Today, she writes mostly concert music.