Ali's Stowaway Caper
Composed by Jonathan Cohen
for Alto Flute, Bass Flute, and Contrabass Flutes
Published by Tetractys Publishing
Duration: 2 minutes
Includes score and parts
Written for Ali Ryerson to commemorate her real-life high-school adventure in which she and two friends took an unauthorized trip across the Atlantic in style aboard the S.S. France from the United States to Europe. Written as a gift for Ali Ryerson to be premiered (with Ali on alto) at the first International Low Flute Festival, held in Reston, Virginia, April 2018. This is a jazz waltz that begins happily, describing the beginning of their adventure, followed by a minor section when they are caught and their fate is uncertain, and returning to majro when it develops that everything will be fine (with a little help from parental funds).