[flight] (2012)

solo flute
Duration: approx. 4 min

Performed by Jabez Co

Program Note:

In the spring of 2012, Jabez Co wrote a solo viola piece for me. I wanted to return the gesture, and the result is [flight]. This work captures two interpretations of the word “flight.” One is the act of fleeing or escaping, and the other is the act of flying. The piece opens in a rapid, frantic, and rhythmic frenzy, and eventually gives way to a slow, bird- like ascension through the flute’s range. The frenzied motion eventually returns, propelling the music to the finish.

[flight] will be published in an anthology of music by young composers through Beauport Press.