Cosmic Horizons by Ann Cameron Pearce
Scored for 4 C Flutes (one doubling on Piccolo), Alto Flute (or 5th C flute), Bass Flute, Contrabass Flute, Percussion (Drum and Ab Singing Bowl).
“The main theme of this piece features many meter changes, as if there are meteors zipping sporadically in different directions through the solar system. Players should emphasize accents, trills, flutter tongues, and keep the tempo brisk. The hand drum notation in measures 124 and 127 is for hand rolls. The secondary theme suggests the mysterious nature of outer space, with the “star” being a singing bowl. Performers may experiment with this amazing instrument and enjoy emphasizing dynamics. Devoid of a singing bowl, the same impression can be achieved with a handbell and a wooden dowel”………”This piece is about 3 minutes in length. It is guaranteed to bring smiles to audiences of all ages and joy to performers. Play with enthusiasm!” – composer's notes