Singing Still

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Instrumentation: Flute
Duration: 5:00
Premiere: 5/4/74
Michael Parloff
Paul Hall, The Juilliard School, New York, NY

Program Note:
Singing Still is a slightly revised and retitled version of my earlier Limericks. The new title, which seemed more apt, is from a phrase of Sara Teasdale’s poem, Redbirds. A vivid nature poem, it sings of her memory of a spring day, lightened with the song of birds. It also refers to my own feelings about making music. Singing Still is cast in three contrasting movements, with each successive one marked by a light trace of the previous. –JS

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