|Midnight Stirring (for flutes)|
|composer:||Nancy Galbraith (2015)|
|length:||1 movement, 7:00 minutes|
|orchestration:||pic, fl-1, fl-2, fl-3, fl-4, fl-5;
(2)alto-fl in G, bass-fl, contr'alto-fl in G;
contrabass-fl, subcontrabass-fl in G (opt)
|publisher:||Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
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|world premiere:||15 August 2015
Columbia Flute Choir • Sharyn Byer, conductor
43rd Annual National Flute Convention • Marriot Wardman Park Hotel, Washington DC
|program notes:||"Midnight Stirring" was commissioned by the Columbia Flute Choir for its 2015 concert appearance at the 43rd Annual National Flute Convention in Washington DC.|
The opening of "Midnight Stirring" highlights the warmth of the lower flutes and reflects a slightly ominous atmosphere. The opening unfolds into a livlier ostinato over which a melody, harmonized with rich 7th chords, is stated. Although primarily melodic, the music incorporate the use of many lively rhythmic grooves and textures. —N.G.
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