Sierra Morning Freedom
Composed by Jonathan Cohen
For Flute Choir
Published by Falls House Press
Includes score and parts
C Flute 1
C Flute 2
C Flute 3
C Flute 4
Bass Flute 1
Contrabass Flute or Bass Flute 2
I. Descending Curves
Comissioned by Jewel City Flute Choir
Francine Ross Pancost, Director
SIERRA MORNING FREEDOM offers two unfettered vignettes from a morning ride in the Sierra mountains.
The first, “Descending Curves,” revels in the freedom and adventure, exalts in the rush of wind and adrenaline, of the rapid winding road, away from all things manmade.
The second movement, “Peregrine,” describes the grandeur and speed of the peregrine falcon's enthralling flight, its call echoing off canyon walls.
Inspired by a drive through the Sierra Nevada, Jonathan Cohen's SIERRA MORNING FREEDOM beautifully captures the majesty and charm of the Western American mountain range known as the “High Sierras.” Breathtaking scenic vistas, the ebb and flow of streams, and birdcalls intermix with serenity to create this evocative two-movement work. SIERRA MORNING FREEDOM includes a prominent Contrabass flute solo (which may be played on Bass flute if Contra is not available).