Flute & Piano
James Brinkmann, flute; Yalan Piao, piano – Michigan State University – October 16, 2018
My goal in writing Lullaby for Flute and Piano was to write a beautiful, songlike work for one of the most lyrical instruments, the flute, which is also one of my favorite instruments. The work is based on core melodic and harmonic material presented at the opening of the piece, which is later developed, expanded, and ornamented. Though all registers of the flute are explored, there is particular emphasis on the lower register and its capacity for delicacy and beauty.