Opus 849

Quidnet Shadows (2009)

for Flugelhorn and Harp

Duration: 8.5 min.

Dedication: for Chris Gekker

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Quidnet Shadows (2009) for flugelhorn and harp is dedicated to Chris Gekker.

The title refers to Quidnet, a region of Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. This work is one of a variety of pieces deeply connected to the landscape of Nantucket. Specifically, it is music inspired by beach shadows cast in evening light. A ritornello opens the piece and returns twice. In between these ritornelli are two mobiles, in which the music of the ritornello is developed in a freely, shadowing discourse between the two instruments.