Waiting for the Sunrise
Composed by Steven Darling (b. 1989)
For flute and piano
Published by Cimarron Music Press
Includes score and flute part
Linger patiently and feverishly waits, representing a lacuna within a given, if not unsettled, length of time. The work is comprised of five sections: waiting, agitation, monologue (cadenza), a reprisal of agitation, and acceptance. Distinctive soundscapes are constructed through the juxtaposition of metric modulation, time dilution, non-retrogradable rhythms, restricted interval sets, and varied harmonies. While a modern work, the piece should be performed in a highly Romanticized fashion. Care should be given to distinguish rhythmic minutiae, which define and induce time dilution. Linger was commissioned by and dedicated to my wife Elizabeth Darling – the real musician in the family.
Steven Darling's works have been premiered and commissioned by solo artists and ensembles thoughout the United States including the Ohio University Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, North Texas Euphonium Quartet, Ohio University Trombone Choir, East Side Trombone Quartet, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Brass Ensemble. Steve's compositions for tuba and euphonium have been performed at international and regional conferences including the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference and the Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. In 2015 Steve's work Til Human Voices Wake Us for Pierrot Ensemble was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2015 Seattle Chamber Orchestra Composition Competition. Mr. Darling's original compositions, arrangements, and editions have received publication from Potenza Inc., Cimarron Music Press, Euphonium.com Press, and Cherry Classics Publishing.