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Koosharem: A Ceremony of Innocence

1973, cl, cb, perc and pf, Seesaw Music, 12'

"This 12 minute work is substantial and professional, if not sensational."

--Tom Johnson, Village voice, May, 1973

"There were highs, of course, among them David Cope's Koosharem: A Ceremony of Innocence, which captured a mysterious mood through whispered and croaked words in the style of George Crumb's 'Echoes of Time and the River."

--Donald Henahan, New York Times, May 10, 1973

"David Cope's Koosharem: A Ceremony of Innocence is an ensemble work al la George Crumb, but much more interesting, as music, than a lot of Crumb's works. Whatever the specific ritual of the title, it is certainly ceremonial in the abstract."

--CCT Review, vol.1, no.2, 1973