Borealis, trio for flute, viola, and contrabass

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Borealis, trio for flute, viola, and contrabass

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Instrumentation: C flute (includes singing while playing), viola, and contrabass with a C extension. This order includes three 10x13 tape-bound score-parts with page turns accommodated (each score-part has the main instrument at a large size and the other two staves at reduced size; there isn’t a separate stand-alone score). These come in a cardstock shell with artwork on the front.

Program note:

Borealis was inspired by the nighttime beauty of the great northern sky - images of myriad stars floating behind looming, silent peaks, of galaxies, visible here, far away from human cities, of cold wind howling over dark glacial lakes and mingling with the cries of loons, and of the colorful dance of the aurora borealis.

The piece is calm and meditative, taking the natural harmonic series as its source material. Our harmonic series is so tied to this earth and the way sound waves behave that it has always reminded me of the wonders of nature, and of wonders in the dark night sky that seem just out of my mind’s reach.