Composer's note: 'There is something innately human about cherishing one's deepest desires while knowing that they are impossible. Part of the model in this work is also the folly that a flute - the instrument itself - might harbor its own secret wishes. In a universe where all is possible, what might a flute dream?' 'The work uses one of my preferred architectures: a single movement with three sections in the classic form moderate-slow-fast. Although the solo line is unashamedly virtuosic, the intention is not to dazzle but to explore as much dreaminess as possible, filtered through the willfulness of a metal pipe which believes it has no limits. There is no specific consideration in this music of the opium pipe, from which the term pipe dream originates.'
| Format ||Full Score|
| Instrumentation ||Flute, String Orchestra|
| Instrument ||String Orchestra|
| Genre ||Masterwork|
| Category ||String Orchestra (Full Score)|
| Shipping Weight||0.40 lbs |
|Alfred Publishing Item ||12-0571523919|
|Product Code ||YL12-0571523919|
| ISBN 10 ||0571523919|
| EAN ||9780571523917|
Carl Vine : Composer
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