Middle Fork, a composition by Leo Welch, was commissioned in the fall of 2005 through a grant offered through the Wolf Trap Foundation Scholarship for Performing Arts Teachers. The work was premiered by the Robinson Secondary School Guitar Ensemble under the direction of Glen McCarthy as a part of the mid-Atlantic Guitar Ensemble Festival that was held May 13, 2006 in Fairfax County, Virginia. Middle Fork is about five minutes in length and is inspired by the Middle Fork of the Williams River in the Cranberry Wilderness Area of West Virginia. It is written specifically to be at the level of a more advanced high school guitar ensemble.

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