As the Clouds Parted
Composed by Phyllis Avidan Louke
For Alto Flute (or C Flute) and Piano
Published by Alry Publications
Duration: 10 minutes
Includes score, alto flute part, and c flute part
As the Clouds Parted is a series of five character sketches for alto flute and piano, commissioned by Mary Novak Sand. Also suitable for performance on concert flute, parts for both flute and alto flute are included. When performing on the alto flute, the 2nd movement (Gallop) can be performed up an octave with the exception of measures 33-37 (continuing the 8va with the pick-up to measure 38).
The title As the Couds Parted is a metaphor for happiness – when the clouds part, the sun comes out. The music in this suite is tied together with a theme of happiness.
Happiness is finding true love in Romance.
Happiness is the joy and the freedom in Gallop.
Happiness is the sweet tenderness of singing a child to sleep with a Lullaby.
Happiness is enjoying a musical joke in the light-hearted Scherzo.
Happiness is a fanfare and enjoying a happy ending in Finale.