Composed by Aaron Jay Kernis
For flute and piano
Published by Associated Music Pub.
Air is songlike and melodic, and it is the “purest” and sparest piece I've written in a few years. It contains many hymn- or chant-like elements, and though rooted in Eb major, it retains a kind of plaintive quality more reminiscent of minor or modal tonalities. Formally, it combines a developing variation form with a simple song form. – Aaron Jay Kernis