'Lani (Kamiki) Smith, one of the most important composers in the Lorenz Publishing Company's history, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on June 9, 1934. He was educated at the College‑Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati (BM and MM), and in 1958 he was co‑winner (with Charles Wuorinen) of the Joseph H. Bearns Prize in Music from Columbia University, an award that honors America's most promising young composers.
Smith was one of the most prolific classical composers in music history, with more than 4,000 published compositions, written over sixty years as a professional composer.
He died peacefully on June 24, 2015.'
A sort of modern day Telemann.
'Few composers have had Lani Smith's gift for consistent craftsmanship and imagination. The sustained quality across his output is remarkable. Because of his large body of work, Smith published compositions under numerous pen names, including Edward Broughton, David Paxton, Franklin Ritter, Tom Birchwood, Gerald Peterson, and Christopher Gale.'
The music is marked - Excitedly and the Savaria instrument ends up flat out at the end enhanced by it's generous acoustic.