1985, soprano solo and chamber orchestra (1,1,1,1 hn,
trb, 2 perc, 2 pf, harp, 1,1,2,1), Composer, 60'
"The good news was the score by Cope and
the performance of it by Ms. Burrs and the instrumentalists drawn
from the UR student body and community. It was most moving. "Cradle
Falling" unquestionably is a modern masterpiece."
--Francis Church, Richmond News Leader, December
"Her haunting incantation of "White
Snow Falling" was a supreme dramatic moment, punctuated by the
captivating beat of drums. With the gong and trombone accompanying
the circle of flashing lights, one definitely felt this was a close
encounter...this performance had to be the artistic zenith for UR's
--John McKay, Richmond Times-Dispatch, December