Castle in the Mist
by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
mp3 (1. The Journey Home) mp3 (2. Peace in the Kingdom) mp3 (3. Danse and Celebration)
Finalist in the 2008 NFA Newly Published Music Competition
Commissioned by Sue Blessing for alto flute and piano, Castles in the Mist is reminiscent of the Renaissance period, of lords and ladies, and knights in armor. This piece may be used to showcase different members of the flute family on each of its three movements (alto, bass, c-flute and/or piccolo), or may be performed solely on alto flute or concert flute (both parts and performance suggestions are included).
Movement 1: The Journey Home, finds the knights of the kingdom wearily returning home from their long and arduous quest.
Movement 2: Peace in the Kingdom, describes the peace and comfort felt by the people of the kingdom, now that the knights have returned to the castle.
Movement 3: Danse and Celebration, describes the celebratory feast in the castle honoring the knights’ return to the castle.
Alto flute and concert pitch parts are included.