Commissioned by Nancy Spidel and the Colorado Flute Orchestra, this suite chronicles the historical development of the candy cane from Cologne Cathedral in the seventeenth century.
With a pastoral bass flute melody in 5/8 time, this programmatic movement will sweeten up any Christmas time programme. A challenging yet tuneful work with interest in all parts. A Winner in the National Flute Association 2000 Newly-Published Music Competition
Scored for a large flute choir of 6 piccolos (2 doubling on flutes), 4 C flutes, alto flute and bass flute (a minimum of 12 players) An optional contrabass flute part is included.