Composer
BARNETT
Title
Legend
Instrumentation
two piccolos, piano
Publisher
Meridian
Grade
3
Product Code
38M32000B010

Legend for two piccolos and piano written by Carol Barnett.

Composer note: In a letter accompanying the commissioning contract for this piece, Mary Laurie wrote: “...I do not hope for anything reminiscent of Kuhlau, but something that a Kuhlau lover could love too...please not a stupid mess of chirping birds.”  With this directive in mind, I set to work to write a piece based on my experiences as a player of flute duets and etudes, but containing the harmonic variety and surprise that I rarely found in them.  Formally, the piece is like a high school contest solo--several contrasting sections strung loosely together.  I called it Legend because, like any good story retold, it contains elements both old and new.  And there are chirping birds, but they quickly get turned into something else...

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