Opus 829

Beach Grass Elegy (2009)

for Flute

Ashley Addington, flute

Duration: 4 min.

Dedication: for New Music Hartford and Ashley Addington

Commission: Commissioned by New Music Hartford

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Beach Grass Elegy (2009) for solo flute was written for New Music Hartford and flutist Ashley Addington.

The inspiration for the work was an oil painting, Path to Sesachacha (2007) by Loretta Yoder, depicting a scene from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The painting’s textures drive the musical discourse, in which two searching outer sections surround a windblown central one. This work is one of a variety of pieces deeply connected to the landscape of Nantucket.