Midnight loon (quintets: flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello)
by Caerwen Martin (2017)
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The inception of this piece occurred in 2003 when I sat on a lake in Ontario and heard the haunting call of the Common Loon. Midnight Loon was written in response to a recording of this bird which I found in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology on the Macaulay Library website. My thanks to the Macaulay Library for the use of this recording.
Instrumentation: Alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano.
Duration: 14 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — ensemble, extended techniques
Written for: Syzygy Ensemble
Commission note: Commissioned by Macedon Music.. Commissioned as part of the Glen Johnston Commissions Project.
Winner of the 2017 Macedon Music audience prize (the Glen Johnston Award).
- Inspired by: Birdsong
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