for unspecified chamber ensemble and optional sound media (1973)
I. John Philip Sousa (march)
II. Christian Zeal & Activity (hymn)
III. Sentimentals (jazz ballad)
First performance: March 23, 1973, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; New Music Ensmble of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, John Adams, director; Recording (produced by Brian Eno); Obscure #2
Performance materials for American Standard are currently unavailable, although the second movement, Christian Zeal and Activity is available for rental as a separate piece from Boosey & Hawkes.