For chorus, brass quintet, flute, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano,
synthesizer, vibraphone and percussion.
Poetry by James Blight.
Performers: The "Murphy's Law Chorus" (including John S. Gray, as well as members of the Dalhousie Music Department's vocal studies programme), the "Murphy's Law Brass" (including trumpeters Jeffrey Stern and Christopher DeRosenrall) and members of the MURPHY'S LAW ensemble (including Steve Tittle, trumpet and vibraphone; Kathy Tittle, piano; David Hayes, guitar, Richard Gibson, bass guitar, and Joel Cunningham, drums/percussion). Recorded as part of a regular MURPHY'S LAW concert in the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax NS, in February 1977.
Note: this concert was recorded by a professional sound technician who had exceedingly bad luck with his cables on that evening, and no apparent urgency to either replace the bad cables, or to employ a deftly-handled soldering iron during the rehearsal. As a result, there are unfortunate gaps in this valuable insight into a composer, early in his career. -JG