Echoes in the Wind—A Native American Soliloquy
by Phyllis Avidan Louke, pub. ALRY Publications
Originally commissioned for Alto Flute & Piano by Sue Blessing, Echoes in the Wind—A Native American Soliloquy is meant to evoke the image of a Native American flutist playing from a mountaintop to the valley below. At the suggestion of Patricia George, Echoes in the Wind was adapted for flute choir. The haunting quality of the flutes conveys the elusiveness of the wind, as it ebbs and flows through this piece. The music is equally effective when substituting c-flutes for alto (Part 5) & bass flute (Part 6) parts. Performance Suggestions: May be performed antiphonally or with a traditional on-stage set-up. Set-up suggestions can be found in the Program Notes.
Echoes in the Wind is scored for piccolo, 3 flutes, alto & bass. Concert flutes can be substituted for alto (c-flute part included) and bass flute. Optional parts now available for FREE download: contrabass flute