Astors Nod

      Astor's Nod

Premiere:    Alyssa Treber, flute. Michigan State University, 2011.

Duration:    7:30

Difficulty:    Advanced/Professional

Instrumentation:    solo flute

Astor’s Nod
is the result of a symbiosis project in which I had the opportunity to work closely with Alysa Treber, a talented flutist. I’ve been looking at some of Bach’s cello suites and was very interested in the idea of implying harmonies with a single line. I also wanted to explore the agility and flexibility of the flute. A piece I heard by Astor Piazzolla (hence, Astor’s Nod) was inspiration for the latin feel of this solo.


Scores are available for $9. Purchase here.

Recorded performance by Alysa Treber.