Grimmy was commissioned by the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra for performance at the annual Musical and Literary Ofrenda hosted by Lawndale Art Center in Houston as part of its Día de los Muertos celebration. The text commemorates a childhood friend who passed away recently.


Grimmy!

Let’s go on an adventure.

Let’s climb like spiders

Through the bamboo patch.

Let’s wander from the trail

And get lost for hours.

Let’s run home when

The garage door to the haunted house opens.



Instrumentation: baritone, oboe, viola, and cello

Duration: 1 minute

Year composed: 2014

Timothy Jones, baritone

Alecia Lawyer, oboe

Suzanne LeFevre, viola

Shino Hayashi, cello

(performed live at Lawndale Art Center)