Winter's Gifts by Deborah J. Anderson
Arranged for 4 C Flutes with optional Alto Flute
Published by Alry Publications
Duration: 2 minutes
Includes score and parts
Winter's Gifts represents and alternative musical approach to the traditional holidays celebrated in December. As an invitation to remember the more ancient image orf the gifts of winter, the piece recalls the celebration of the Winter Solstice, marking the shortest day of the year and the beginining of a period which encourages introspection and a setting aside of some of the usual activities of the other seasons. In many parts of the world, winter brings the changes in the weather which greatly modify not only our lives but also the lives of the plants and animals around us. Winter's Gifts reminds us to take a break from the frenzy which often seems to overtake us in December, and briefly step back into a different time and space
Finalist – 2006 NFA Newly Published Music.