Phoenix Rising for Solo Flute and Alto Flute (1 Player) by Stacy Garrop
Originally commissioned for saxophone by Christopher Creviston, this flute edition is dedicated to Christina Castellanos.
I. Dying in embers
II. Reborn in flames
Legends of the phoenix are found in stories from ancient Egypt and Greece. While each culture possesses a range of stories encompassing the myth, these tales tend toward similar traits: a sacred bird with brilliantly colored plumage and melodious call lives for typically 500 years, then dies in a nest of embers, only to be reborn among the flames. Phoenix Rising consists of two movements: I. Dying in Embers represents an old phoenix settling on top of a pile of embers and breathing its last breath; II. Reborn in Flames depicts the newly-born phoenix getting its first taste of flight.