This bundle includes: 1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook 2. An mp3 recording of the work
Bugs is an engaging work in six movements that takes the performers and listeners through numerous musical styles that allude to pictorial representations of various insects.
Cichy writes:The concept for Bugs had been in the back of my mind for a number of years and this commission seemed right for this piece. Several years back when I came up with the idea for the piece, I visited the Field Museum in Chicago and “researched” the bugs. I came back with a long list of possibilities for the movements. I had not intended on writing an introduction, which I humorously titled “Prelude,” but it just popped out when I started working on the piece. The other bug movements were chosen based on a variety of musical styles that would ultimately make up the piece. The final movement was completed and delivered to St. Thomas less than a month before the premiere.