Louke, Phyllis Avidan - Little Angel for flute and piano
LITTLE ANGEL was composed in loving memory of a friend’s daughter who was stillborn, to commemorate a life unlived. The first movement, Hopes and Dreams, opens the work with sweet optimism and charm. The second movement, Anticipation and Loss is a musical setting of joy followed by profound sadness. LITTLE ANGEL concludes with Finding Peace as the third movement opens with grief and longing, followed by a plaintive cadenza, and finally ending with peace and hope.
LITTLE ANGEL was composed in loving memory of a friend’s daughter who was stillborn, to commemorate a life unlived.
LITTLE ANGEL is written for flute and piano in three movements:
1. Hopes and Dreams: The first movement begins with three brief statements that are introspective and hopeful, looking toward the future, followed by a lyrical melody in 3/4 meter with sweet optimism and charm.
2. Anticipation and Loss: The second movement opens with a playful melody in mixed meter combining simple time and compound time in a musical setting of joy. At letter C, the tempo slows, and the tone becomes decidedly more serious and eventually expresses profound sadness.
3. Finding Peace: The third movement opens with a melody expressing grief and longing, followed by a plaintive cadenza, and finally ending with peace and hope.