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Land of Arctic Fire

Coming in August



Commissioned by the Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra for premiere at the 2019 NFA convention.

Land of Arctic Fire offers impressions of Iceland from the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra's concert tour there in July 2018. It entails 5 movements:

Just Below the Surface: Water, steam, lava all fulminate and explode through the thin crust.

Glacier: Vast, timeless, cold.

Cascade: Hundreds of thousands of tiny rivers cascade down hills and mountains into valleys and plains.

Valley Dawn: The green, riparian valleys are breathtaking.

Volcanics and Vikings: Grand, energetic, determined, old and new.


Scored for Piccolo, 4C Flutes, Alto, Bass, Contra, and one other low flute.
Performance time: approximately 10 minutes.

Come hear the premiere by Song of the Angels Flute Orchestra at the NFA convention, 2:00 PM, Thursday, August 1st.

To be published by ALRY.
Music will be for sale at the NFA convention




For Low Flute Large Ensemble





Forbidden Forest

Coming in August



Commissioned by the NFA Low Flute Committee for premiere at the 2019 NFA convention.

You can play the premiere!



Forbidden Forest is a musical adventure story. Think of Indiana Jones. Our heroine must face many challenges, creepy, dangerous, fast moving, unknown. There are no accompanying words, so the event details are left to your imagination. And music will certainly stimulate the imagination!


Scored for 4 Altos, 3 Basses, 2 Contras, with alterate G/C parts available for all C/G parts.
Performance time: approximately 10 minutes.

Be part of the premiere! Sign up for the Double Down Throw Down low flute ensemble, and perform it at the final gala concert of the NFA convention, 4:00 PM, Sunday, August 4th.

To be published by ALRY.
Music will be for sale at the NFA convention




For Low Flute Small Ensembles













For Other Ensembles





Playdates for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon

Coming in August



Written for the Fortunata Trio: Alicia Kosack, Laura Armstrong, and Kimberly Buchar Nolet.

Playdates for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon is a collection of three exuberant trios guaranteed to please you and your audience.

In Stalking the Wild Catnip Mouse, a cat sees itself as an agent on a secret and delicate mission as it seeks to bring down enemy number one.

Led by the bassoon, I'm Skipping, Even If Everyone Is Watching lets our inner (and outer) kid express itself, uninhibited by the staring of jealous eyes. At least we are having fun.

But I Always Have This Much Sugar for Breakfast! is a headfirst dive into a frenetic and joyous day.

But let the music speak for itself! Listen to the recordings below.


Scored for flute, clarinet and bassoon. Performance time: approximately 5 minutes.


Listen to recordings:
Stalking the Wild Catnip Mouse from Fortunata Trio in studio
I'm Skipping, Even If Everyone Is Watching from Fortunata Trio in studio
But I Always Have This Much Sugar for Breakfast! from a Fortunata Trio reading session



To be published by Falls House Press / Theodore Pressor in August.
Look for it at the NFA convention





THERE IS ALWAYS MORE ON THE WAY...


UPDATED 3 MARCH 2019