||"Crossroads of the Cultures" was written in 1995 by Ruth Anderson and Barbara Swant for Orchestra. It is scored for: Fl.; Ob/Eng, Hn.; Clar./Sop Sax; Bsn.; Horn; Percussion; Vln. 1 & 2; Vla.;Vlc.; Bass. CROSSROADS OF THE CULTURES is an orchestral piece written in Rondo form. Tonalities, rhythms, and melodic lines reflect the people of early biblical times – Romans, Jews, Bedouin Gypsies. Very timely in 21st century with obvious western and middle eastern flavors.