A Play of Shadows...

fantasy for flute and orchestra

For flute and orchestra
Year
1990
Duration
15'
Instrumentation
2(2.pic).2.2(2.bcl).2-2.1.1.0-3perc(xyl, tri, 5tempbl, 2timb, mar, crot, sus tri, med sus cym, 4tom-t, med b.d, tub bells, bell tree, lg sus cym, clav, lg b.d, lg tam-t)-hp.pno-str
Commission
Commissioned by Ransom Wilson and Solisti New York with support from the National Endowment for the Arts Consortium Commission
Premiere
Premiere performance, April 16, 1990 Ransom Wilson-flutist Soloisti New York Chamber Orchestra Town Hall, New York, NY
Purchase
Schott Helicon
Catalog Number
EA 715 Study Score
  • Program Notes

    A Play of Shadows represents an attempt to mirror flutist Ransom Wilson’s dramatic and compelling musical personality. ‘Sanctuary ... / deep forests, / a play of shadows ...’ is the haiku-like beginning of a brief epigraph the composer wrote in the score, and the music’s blend of repose and airy brilliance capture this image in sound.
    – David Wright