Flute, Oboe (doubling English Horn), Bb Clarinet (doubling Bass Clarinet), Horn in F, Bassoon
All the Wings You Gave Us was written in tribute to Bill Scribner, a kind man, gifted musician and generous soul. Bill founded the Bronx Arts Ensemble in 1972 and led the organization for over 40 years. He understood the uplifting power of music and worked tirelessly to bring top-notch professional performances to the people of the Bronx.
Bill was passionately devoted to investing in the next generation of artists and creating opportunities for young musicians. I am forever grateful to have been one of these musicians. As a young composer, Bill mentored me and fostered some of my first professional engagements. When someone believes in you, they brighten your life for good. Experiences working with Bill and the Bronx Arts Ensemble helped nurture my growth as I honed my voice as an artist. I am just one of many. Bill touched the lives and hearts of countless community members, and his work lives on in the music we continue to make.