4 Seasonal Portraits
Composed by Thomas Schudel
For flute (or oboe) and piano
Published by Alry Publications
A Spring Song | A Summer Night | Autumn Echoes | A Winter Breeze
Four Seasonal Portraits is a collection of four pieces designed for the young flutist. Each piece describes a mood connected with a season of the year. A Spring Song is a waltz-like piece picturing a sunny spring day. A Summer Night pictures a languid, warm summer evening with the moon shining on a clear night. Autumn Echoes has the melody being passed back and forth between the flute and piano while A Winter Breeze is reminiscent of a mild winter day with a light wind blowing through the trees.
The tempos are general guidelines so the performer can interpret the mood in a personal way. Four Seasonal Portraits can be performed as a suite or as independent pieces. — Thomas Schudel