1. Study on an Ancient Greek Scale: Olympos’ Pentatonic
2. Study on an Ancient Greek Scale: Archytas’ Enharmonic
Two Studies on Ancient Greek Scales first written as demonstration pieces in 1946 for the newly invented Harmonic Canon when the composer was in residence at University of Wisconsin-Madison. As Intrusions, the addition of obbligato Bass Marimba parts transforms the pair into charming compositions that still manage to retain their expository function while achieving a new level of musical expression wholly missing from the originals.