Composer
KESSNER
Title
Priere et Scherzo
Instrumentation
bass flute, piano
Publisher
DANIEL KESSNER
Grade
4
Product Code
37K130002000

duration 6 minuets.

This piece was written at the request of the festival Forfest Kromeriz 2000, in the Czech Republic. As Forfest is devoted to arts with a spiritual orientation, the first section is conceived as, to paraphrase Mendelssohn’s genre—a prayer without words. The unique sonority of the bass flute can make simple long tones a mystical experience, and the Prière takes this as its point of departure. By complete contrast, the Scherzo is mercurial and light, hopefully still with some of the magic of the first section.

 

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