Au-Dela Du Temps composed by Yuko Uebayashi (2002)
Written for two Flutes and Piano
Published by Alphonse Leduc
Includes score and parts
Duration: 18 minutes
This much sought after work is finally available for sale! The first movement-La lumiere lointaine de nuit is in 6/8 time, half note=108. The second movement-La lumiere dansante is also in 6/8 time, dotted quarter=76. The third movement-La lumiere blanche is in 4/4 time, quarter note=60. The final movement-La lumiere tournante dans le reve is in 2/2 time, half note=84. This is a very challenging work to put together, but very sparkling.
“Contemporary Japanese composer, Yuko Uebayashi moved to Paris in 1998. Uebayashi's works have been met with much success in both Japan and France, Beyond Time for 2 Flutes and Piano being no exception. Flautist, Jean Ferrandis described Uebayashi's music as ”“gems that, although they are so different, they yet belong to the same world, a world of vivacity, dreams, tenderness, humour, and one that is subtly contradicted by vehemence, virtuosity, melancholy and sorrow.”“ Beyond Time contains four movements; 1) The distant light of the night, 2) The dancing light, 3) The white light, and 4) The rotating light in the dream. Beyond Time is modern in style, exploiting tonality, rhythm and the ensemble. A typical performance lasts about 18 minutes. Uebayashi's Beyond Time for 2 Flutes and Piano is a sublime addition to the ensemble repertoire.”