The Winter's Passed (1938)
Composed by Wayne Barlow
Arranged by Dr. Raymond Pancost for C flute, Alto flute, or Oboe with flute ensemble accompaniment
Published by Silver Winds Publishing
Includes score and parts
Solo C Flute, Alto Flute, or Oboe
3 C Flutes
The Winter's Passed name comes from a bible passage in Songs of Solomon. An old newspaper clipping, ripped and torn, is on the NY Philharmonic digital archive score, with the article clipped on the first page.
President Eisenhower, after a particularly long winter, he crossed the street, finally seeing the sun and feeling the spring weather. He had an interview, he smiled telling someone of the beautiful day, where he said someone called his attention to a passage in the bible. The Songs of Solomon.
After the interview the reporters looked up the passage “For lo, the winter is passed, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing of the birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (doves) is heard in our land.