Concerto for Flute and Strings - (2022)
A jovial, changing meter first movement begins with the hemiola-as-opening gambit, before the exposition in high divisi strings sing out their theme, which then becomes accompaniment to a sol flute line which will layer atop it. Key changes and register alterations ornament the whole.
The presto at an end, a lento changes the mood, with simple dyad scales in the related harmonic minor and in succeeding lower registers provide the ground for a long lined flute solo, somber in comparison to the first movement.
A cadenza follows with some embedded contrapuntal features, to which then are added divisi strings again, before a final movement adds further to the texture.
An andante brings sonorous tutti strings together as the cadenza ends, and introduces the last movement.
At the allegretto, a contrapuntal romp for all voices breaks out and carries through with elements from the preceding movements mixed in, to the final bright C major cadence.
23 pages, circa 13' 30" - an MP3 emulation of the work is here:
The score and parts are available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this score.
Concerto for Flute and Strings