Harmonic Images for Flute and Piano
Composed by John Heiss
Published by Subito Music/JB Elkus & Son
Includes set of 2 performance scores
The harmonic bonding between successive tones in a solo melodic line has always fascinated Heiss. In Soliloquy, the pianist holds the pedal while the flutist plays directly into the piano, producing “chords”. When the flutist turns toward the audience to play “alone”, the piano is induced to make up its own harmonies in support of the continuing “soliloquy” of the flute. The two instruments then interface through an intricate counterpoint, only to wind down to a strange unison passage leading to a recurrence of the opening images and their final fusion into a single sound.