Dances from the Stratosphere
piccolo & flute
commissioned by James River Junction Flute Duo
1. With rhythmic finesse
2. With light-hearted cheerfulness
3. With nostalgic sadness
4. With swaggering coolness
World Premiere: February 17, 2018
James River Junction Flute Duo
2018 Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention - Washington, D.C.
With the piccolo squarely featured, and as the title suggests, this quartet of dances reaches into the stratosphere of both melodic and harmonic design. The work as a whole utilizes a wide stylistic palette, giving each movement its own unique musical language.