Mr. Ludtke's Christmas Suite, Opus 107 will be performed on December 10 in San Jose, CA by the Silicon Valley Symphony Chorus and SONOS Handbell Ensemble under the direction of Elena Sharkova. The Suite has been arranged for Handbells, Harp, Piano and Organ; originally for Handbells and full orchestra.

Recent premieres include a performance of String Quartet, Opus 152, by the Jupiter String Ensemble in Berkeley, CA.

"Compositional Approaches in Art Music Influenced by the Vietnam War", a thesis by Thea Adele Zimpel, includs an analysis of Cantata VIII, Opus 33, by Mr. Ludtke. Persons interested in obtaining a copy of this thesis should write to Thea A. Zimpel, 8B Arden Place, Palmerston, ACT, 2913, Australia.

All compositions and CD's containing compositions by Mr. Ludtke are currently available from WgL Publications, 1714 Franklin St., #355, Oakland, CA 94612. Mr. Ludtke may also be contacted at
Wmgludtke (@)