I heard Time Cycle as a teenager when it first came out and still treasure my 33 1/3 record, which I've told my son to guard with his life. I've waited YEARS for the piece to be re-released on cd and at last, it has been.
I believe that Foss deserves far more recognition than he's received, and this piece will show why. It should be noted that it was encored immediately after its premiere performance in '61, was it? It won the NY Music Critics Circle award too. It's haunting and I shall play it for everyone who sets foot in my home. I live in Spain and recently requested an airing of it on our national clasical music station's request show.
The Time Cycle is an unsung (forgive pun)masterpiece of Twentieth Century twelve-tone composition and superbly sung by the late Adele Addison.