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Echoes in the WindA Native American SoliloquyComposed by Phyllis Avidan LoukeFor Alto Flute (or C Flute) and PianoPublished by Alry PublicationsIncludes alto flute part, C flute (or bass flute) part, and scoreDuration: 7 minutes
Performance Notes: Commissioned by Sue Blessing, Echoes in the Wind evoked the image of a solitary Native American flutist playing from a mountaintop to the valley below. This piece takes advantage of the beautiful and unique sonority of the alto flute in the upper register. The haunting quality of the alto flute conveys the elusiveness of the wind, as it ebbs and flows through this piece. The opening cadenza introduces the piece with flourishes that lay well on the fingers. The piano enters with a drum-like ostinato that is embellished as the piece unfolds. An extended cadenza section appears near the end of the piece before the ending chords with the piano. Also suitable for performance on C flute or bass flute.