Lament

Lament

Quick View

Scoring & Instrumentation
Alto Flute
Alternate Title

-

Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
4
Movements
1

Detail

Description

The genesis of "Lament," written in 1984, was a recollection of an early Martha Graham dance entitled Lamentation, in which the dancer sits on the floor and stretches her elastic jersey costume about her body with her feet and hands. I was impressed not only by the sad, isolated, wrenching mood of the dance, but also by its focus and its exploration of a single idea. Concurrent with this memory was a desire to write a new piece for solo flute, and a realization of the great beauty of sound that exists in the alto flute. Lament has been choreographed by Ruth Meyer, former principal, American Ballet Theater. Lament is recorded on "Airs to Charm a Lizard," Katherine Kleitz, flutist (New England Compact Disc, B0007MVHWG). Available at Amazon.com.

Comments

-

First Perfomance

-

Recording

-

Text Language - Non English

-

Text Source/Author

-

Ensemble Type
solo instrumental (non-keyboard)
Genre/Theme
Instrument
alto flute

Files & Media

Audio

-

Video

-

Sample Pages

-

Purchase Options
Print & Ship
$11.50
PDF Download
PDF Price