A modern American composer, Lawrence Ink plays principal flute for the Fairfax Symohony Symphony in Viriginia.
This piece was written for the Texas Woman's University flute choir, under the direction of Dr. Pamela Youngblood, and can be performed in its entirety or as individual movements.
The first movement, Allegro, is in a sonata-allegro form. The first theme is a sweeping, lyrical melody, while the second theme has a dark tone.
Waltz, the second movement, opens with a broad, but light, dancing melody, and the music has a flowing quality.
The final movement, Perpetual Motion, creates a frenetic feel as sixteenth notes run nearly constantly. The music has the quality of a machine that, once started, continues running in perpetual motion and is difficult to stop. It feels on the verge of getting out of control, but never quite does. Throughout this movement, the music jumps back and forth between the lyric figure that opens the movement and harsh, staccato passages. The two combine in the final measures.