Ballade, Pastorale and Dance
By Eric Ewazen
For Flute, Horn and Piano
Score and Parts
The combination of flute, horn and piano produces a chamber music ensemble with wonderful possibilities in terms of contrasting colors and textrues, resulting in a kaleidoscopic world of alternating moods and dynamics. The first movement begins ominously and mysteriously, but it quickly turns frenetic and wild with spinning flute flourishes, percussive horn gestures and dramatic piano chords. The second movement, composed during the winter holidays, has a gentle and impressionisitc feel. Long, beautiful and personal songs are sung by both the horn and flute. The final movement, with its lively dance rhythms, brings the piece to an exhilarating conclusion.
AVAILABLE RECORDINGS : Vieri Bottazzini – Souvenirs: Chamber Music for Horn, Flute and Piano
Margaret Swinchoski – From The Hudson Valley