Opus 570

Waiting for October (2004)

for Flute and Guitar

Annette Heim, flute; Bret Heim, guitar

Duration: 5 min.

Dedication: for the Heim Duo

Commission: Commissioned for the Heim Duo

Publisher: Musik Fabrik

Performance materials available from the publisher.

Waiting for October (2004) for flute and guitar was commissioned for and is dedicated to the Heim Duo (Annette Heim, flute and Bret Heim, guitar).

The work was inspired by the season of autumn and harvest in western New York State—particularly the colors of the foliage and landscape.

The opening section of the work is rhapsodic, as each instrument explores a series of soloistic gestures. This leads directly into a lyrical aria sung first by the flute over a guitar accompaniment—then briefly by the guitar. Suddenly, a joyous harvest-dance erupts. This ends rather abruptly and a rhapsodic coda emerges, but a bit of the harvest-dance returns for a energetic finish.