Bittersweet for Flute and Piano by Ken Benshoof
BitterSweet for Flute and Piano by Ken Benshoof was commissioned by the Seattle Flute Society in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Take a pair of themes, which are to each other as Bitter is to Sweet: The first — a whimsical, quizzical, searching Flute, with commentary from the Piano. The second — soft modal tonalities in the Piano, with lyrical thoughts in the Flute.
Oscillate between them four and a half times:
First: set the stage,
Second: get in trouble,
Third: get out of trouble (with help from a third theme),
And a half for a codetta.