1976, fl, trb, pf, and 3 perc., Composer, 16', recorded
on Folkways FTS 33869
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"Vortex is tightly knit, revolving quickly
and confidently around a tiny core of intervallic ideas. Cope is as
imaginative with rhythmic surface as he is with large scale proportion;
his patterns both arrest and propel, and his contrapuntal textures
bristle with activity. An immensely satisfying work on first hearing,
Vortex establishes Cope as a healthy compositional force in our midst."
--Nancy Maltz, The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 24,
"The exploratory urge is present and it
produces winning musical instances."
--Peter Riley, Musics (London), May, 1977