Composed by Richard Byrd
For 5 flutes
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
About this Piece:
The musical material for Sound Reflections was inspired after a trip to the Grand Canyon. The opening voicings of quartal harmonies reflect the canyon's vast expanse. The figurative and literal echoes of the canyon are captured in this piece through imatative canonical writing including sections of rhythmic and tonal phasing. Sound Reflections embodies the breath-taking views and adventures of exploring the Grand Canyon through the juxtaposition of majestic yet serene melodic motives with tension building rhythmic canonical writing. This work is fun to perform and enjoyable to hear, and is ideal for competitions, conference preludes, and engaging concert programs.
There is also a duet version of this piece entitled Canyon Echoes.