Composer
BATHORY-KITSZ
Title
Quince & Fog Falls
Instrumentation
flute, cello, piano two percussion
Publisher
Westleaf Edition
Grade
4
Product Code
25W23000W003

Written for Essential Music, one of America’s premier new music ensembles, Quince & Fog Falls was composed on the sound and shape of the brook and rocks behind the composer’s home in Vermont. Though not entirely descriptive, the music can be heard as programmatic: the cello slides along the edges of the wet rocks, and the flute describes the contour of the trees; the piano follows the brook itself, and the percussion babbles along with the water. The title comes from the quince growing nearby, and from the fog that rises in winter as the water freezes while tumbling over the dam (which was removed in 2008). 

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