Composer
PRIMIANI
Title
The Black Swan
Publisher
Subito Music
Grade
4
Product Code
01S267010130

An American composer, she is also a conductor.  This piece was commissioned by the National Flute Association for the 2012 High School Soloist Competition.  The composer has always been fascinated with the sounds of birds, as they are beautiful and melodic, harsh and noisy all at the same time.  Throughout the piece, she used birdcalls from roughly 15 different water birds, forest birds and woodland birds, weaving them together motivically, melodically and rhythmically.  Her intent was to mimic what someone might hear while hiking through any wilderness area in the United States.  The piano takes the role of the hiker, while the flute takes the role of the various birds heard throughout the hike.