Composer
BLISS
Title
Lament
Instrumentation
alto flute (or C flute)
Publisher
American Composers Alliance
Grade
3+
Product Code
37A010001994

Lament by Marilyn Bliss
For Solo Alto Flute (or Solo C Flute)
Duration: 4:00

"The genesis of "Lament," written in 1984, was a recollection of an early Martha Graham dance entitled Lamentation, in which the dancer sits on the floor and stretches her elastic jersey costume about her body with her feet and hands. I was impressed not only by the sad, isolated, wrenching mood of the dance, but also by its focus and its exploration of a single idea. Concurrent with this memory was a desire to write a new piece for solo flute, and a realization of the great beauty of sound that exists in the alto flute. Lament has been choreographed by Ruth Meyer, former principal, American Ballet Theater." - Marilyn Bliss

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