Related works: Ursa
for double bass and orchestra Ursa
for double bass and pianoLull-A-Bear
is the third movement (Winter--a "Bear-ceuse") of Ursa
, Rodríguez's "lyrical, richly coloristic and wonderfully tender work" (Musical America), based on the first four seasons of a baby bear's life. Ursa was originally composed for Gary Karr, who premiered the work with the San Antonio Symphony, Christopher Wilkins conducting.