Concerto for Flute
composer: Nancy Galbraith (2019)
Lindsey Goodman
genre: concerto: flute, chamber ensemble
length: 3 movements, 17:30 minutes
orchestration: solo flute (amplified with delay – 2nd mvt);
4 perc, pno, hp; strings
publisher: Subito Music Publishing (ASCAP)
60 Depot Street, Verona, NJ 07044 • 973-857-3440

world premiere: 11 May 2019
Lindsey Goodman, flute • Resonance Works, chamber ensemble
Resonance Works Concert Series • Rodef Shalom Temple • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
composer's notes: Following an energetic opening, the flute in Movement 1 states a dancing melody, which is interrupted by quirky, unexpected outbursts. This melody becomes more lyrical and flowing as the movement progresses, leading into a cadenza filled with many percussive flute techniques and sounds. Movement 2 begins mysteriously, with a lilting figure in the strings, and a background of bells. An ominous beat appears in the bass drum and contrabass, followed by a plaintive flute melody which, with the use of delay effects, joins the orchestra in a swirl of sound. Movement 3 begins with light pizzicatos and percussion textures overlaid with an energetic flute melody. The opening dissolves into a more melancholy middle section, which abruptly breaks into an energetic piano figure that builds to the conclusion. —NG