Flute Concerto by Peter Senchuk
Flute and Piano
Duration: c. 20:00
I. Prologue & Dance
Originally written for flute and wind ensemble, the Flute Concerto was commissioned as a gift for Pam Youngblood to honor her twenty-five years of teaching at Texas Woman’s University.
The concerto is in a standard three-movement form, with the first and third movements acting as fast, virtuosity bookends to the much more gentle and lyrical second movement. The first movement opens with an extended cadenza for the flute before transitioning to an energetic up-tempo dance, featuring long melodic lines for the soloist. Jazz and modal inspired harmonies, rhythmic syncopation and playful elements are used throughout the piece.