Composer
BRESNICK
Title
Pan Penseroso
Instrumentation
flute, piano
Publisher
Carl Fischer
Grade
4
Product Code
01F0200W2650

Pan Penseroso composed by Martin Bresnick 
Written for Flute and Piano
Includes score and parts
Duration. 24 minutes

Pan Penseroso and the titles of its three movements are taken from John Milton's great poem Il Penseroso (The Contemplative Man).  The music aligns itself with this response to the poet's earlier L'Allegro (the Cheerful Man).  In my concerto the flutist Pan, like the mature Milton, casts a reflective musical eye on the world, renouncing all "vain deluding joyes," so as to better hear the "Sweet Bird that shunn'st the noise of folly..." 

Written for the master flutist Robert Dick, Pan Penseroso includes a number of procedures explored in his pioneering book The Other Flute: A Performance Manual of Contemporary Techniques. -Program Notes by Martin Bresnick

Contents:
Movements: 

1. The Noise of Folly
2. Prophetic Stain
3. More is Meant (than meets the ear)

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