American Dialogues for Flute and Piano
American Dialogues for Flute and Piano evokes the quintessentially American frontier character and spirit. Flute and piano imitate, chase, and call out to the other as they explore the full range and dynamic possibilities of both instruments. Folk-like melodies, harmonies built on fourths, dissonances of rubbing seconds, clashing sevenths, and devilish fourths (diabolous in musica) give color to the dialogues. The musical terrain includes calm, quiet conversations, ecstatic dancing, and fiery musical competition before settling on a common vision.