Composed by Katherine Hoover
for Flute, Native American Flute, and Percussion
Published by Papagena Press
Includes score and parts
Native American Flute in NakaiTAB
Native American Flute in Concert
Percussion (A. Cymbal, Tambourine, Husks, Tar Drum, Rattle, Sleigh Bells, Wire Brush on Drum Head)
II. Moving In
Canyon Shadows was inspired by the haunting canyons of the American Southwest, in particular, the famous, breathtaking Grand Canyon. This work combines several overlapping spheres: those of the native flute/silver flute; native music/”Western” music; and sounds of nature/notated music. It was my challenge to meld these varied elements into a whole.
In my mind’s eye I saw a band of native ancestors searching for a home, finding a canyon and moving in. In the third movement their calls echo across the canyon. There is a celebration, and the piece ends with dusk settling in, with chirps and murmurs, bats, and memories.
– Katherine Hoover