Composed by Laura Elise Schwendinger
For Flute and Piano
Published by Hildegard Publishing
Includes score and flute part
Commissioned by the National Flute Association for the 2017 Young Artist Competition Semifinal Round Repertoire.
Laura Elise Schwendinger's Aurora, was commissioned by the National Flute Association Inc. Young Artist Competition (2017). A flutist, as well as a composer, she writes, Aurora for flute and piano “is an ode to the flute repertoire I grew up with. French in feeling, the piece takes advantage of the flute's flexability. Aurora, or the Northern Lights, is a natural phenomenon in which the excitation of atmospheric constituents emit lights of varying colors, displaying as complex, and beautifully mysterious spectacles in the night sky. The music, likewise, builds in intensity using 'excited notes', and fast tempi, during which the flute displays a panoply of colors and an array of technical agility, but the work also allows the flute to sing and soar in a way only the flute can.” Schwendinger celebrates the possible colors of the flute through this virtuosic work.