An American composer, she is also a flutist and an experienced conductor of flute ensembles. Andean Hop-Scotch is bright, up-tempo and filled with joyful sounds. It has several fun themes such as a tango, a rhythmic flute ostinato and a playful interlocking melody for the flutes reminiscent of the game hop-scotch. The piece also evokes the sounds of innocent children happily at play in an Andean community on a Sunday afternoon, and is accompanied by a simple drum and gourd which can be played by the conductor.
(Parts 3 & 6 may sub Bass Flute)