Effervescent Air
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2012)
genre: electroacoustic; chamber
length: 3 movements, 14:30 minutes
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044
mail@subitomusic.com • 973-857-3440
orchestration: solo amplified flute (with reverb & delay pedals),
solo amplified piano (with delay pedal),
2 percussion, strings
audio/video:   
movements: 1. Effervescent Air
2. Sylphine Sails
3. Coal and Ice
world premiere: 18 November 2012
Stephen Schultz, electric Baroque flute; Luz Manriquez, piano
Carnegie Mellon Baroque Ensemble; Daniel Curtis, guest conductor
Alumni Concert Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
four-hand piano premiere: 15 September 2016
Luz Manriquez & Sung-Im Kim, piano
Alumni Concert Hall, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
program notes: "Effervescent Air" features a solo amplified flute, solo piano, two percussionists, and a chamber string ensemble. Occasional echo effects from the two soloists are produced using delay effects pedals. The first and third movements – "Effervescent Air" and "Coal and Ice" – are light, airy, fast and rhythmic, and the middle movement – "Sylphine Sails" – is serene and reflective.
recordings: Nancy Galbraith: Strange Travels
Centaur Records (CRC 3406) • 2014 • UPC: 044747310626
Rishi Mirchandani, piano