Composer
HARVEY
Title
Run Before Lightning (fl,pf)
Publisher
Faber Music
Grade
4-4+
Product Code
01F111524184

Run Before Lightning (2004) for Flute and Piano by Jonathan Harvey
Duration: 8:00

This piece was prompted by the experience of exposure to close lightning, and running fast before it in wild exhilaration, aware that it could kill at any moment. The flute, with its vivid connection to turbulent storm-wind, is also close to human breath, breath in emotion. The acoustic structure of the flute's tube determines how the turbulence is chanelled into musical sound; and canonic melodies channel further the musical sound's embodiment as structure.

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