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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, 1977

"The exploratory urge is present and it produces winning musical instances."

--Peter Riley, Musics (London), May, 1977