Sirius for Solo Flute by Robert Martin
Publisher: Merion Music
Duration: c. 7:15
Sirius is a solo flute piece named after the white star in the constellation of Cansis Major. Only the sun, the moon and sometimes Venus and Jupiter are brighter than this star. Sirius is bright white, the brightest star we see and chief of Canis Major. Appropriate for it the bright white tone of the flute, in a sequence of scurryings, songs and ejaculations. Maybe the heart of the piece is the Elevato section that comes about two-thirds of the way through, starting with oscillations through a minor sixth. But there is a climax again right at the end, with the highest, loudest note of the piece and, three octaves under it, the lowest.