momentary flight for flute and piano

Alastair Greig (Composer)

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momentary flight

A spark is fulfilled
By its momentary flight:
To soar and then die
Is its whole delight.

Jottings: no. 7

This short piece, for flute and piano, contains many sparks that ignite; some fall, some soar but not in an obvious way, there’s no word painting here. It’s almost a collection of fragments or tiny “moments musicaux” but they all were assembled from the same source material which, hopefully, creates a unified whole. The slow pulse stops only for a moment although, when listening, one should be unaware of measured time, I hope.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherComposers Edition
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2020

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