Composed by Thomas Sleeper
for Solo Flute
Published by Uroboros Music
Xandre (1982) was written for and premiered by a wonderful young flautist, Lauren Sylvester, who approached me duing my early years of teaching about writing for her. Lauren was tragically lost to us in 2010. Xandre is dedicated to her memory.
Three movements explore very limited materials from many different angles – changing in our perceptions with each iteration. Memory and expectations alter our sense of things, as T.S. Eliot suggests, through time past, present and future.