Helen's Backyard – A Celebration of Helen Cohen's Life
Composed by Jonathan Cohen
for Flute Choir
Published by Falls House Press
Includes score and parts
Helen’s Backyard is a celebration of life told through a backyard day, presented in five movements. “Dawn Processional” paints a sunrise and the sun’s triumphal march across the land. Tentative but enthusiastic birds then attempt to sing as an ensemble in “Boid Dance,” but can never quite get it together. “Cat Pause” is the swing-beat swagger of a very cool cat, complete with meows and purrs. The frenetic “Squirrels” follows. Finally, “Evening Chorale” brings the day to a satisfying close. Parts are for 4 C flutes, alto, and bass, and is about 8 minutes in length.