Coursing Through the Still Green

Coursing Through the Still Green by for solo flute, duration 3 minutes, in the collection The American Flute, published by Subito Music. Inspired by a poem byWang Wei, the eighth-century Chinese poet and painter, the poem tells of a blue stream as it runs down the mountain, “Coursing throught the still green/ Deep inside the pine forest,” while the poet feels the fullness of the moment, I have tried to capture the sense of stillness with bursts of motion that joyfully spring out. (The poem can be found in the book Walking to Where the River Ends by Wang Fang yu, Suzanne Graham Storer, and Mary de G. White, published in 1980 as an Archon Book of the Shoestring Press.).