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Lumiere de Soleil by Claire Durand-RacamatoFor Solo Piccolo
"As a flutist, bird-song has always fascinated me. This piece probably had been in my mind for a long time before it was actually written on paper. After hearing the birds where I live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, John Krell, retired piccolo soloist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, suggested that I compose a piece for their singing. Frequent piccolo conversations with my song-filled bird-friends created this composition. It is dedicated to them. The title refers to the time of day when these conversations took place, usually in the morning. Originally, I imagined the piece for a solo piccolo, but I've performed it many times on flute, where the effect is quite different and a challenging experiment." - Claire Durand0Racamato