Desert rose (duos: flute, vibraphone)
by Jane Stanley (2010)
'Desert Rose' is the first movement of Four Desert Flowers, a suite of character pieces inspired by the names of wildflowers found in Australia. Named after Sturt's Desert Rose, this movement functions as a short prelude. It features oscillating, breeze-like melodic motion in the flute, supported by arid, undulating figures in the vibraphone. The movement concludes with a solitary high sustained note played by the flute depicting the innate stillness of the desert.
Instrumentation: Flute, vibraphone.
Duration: 3 min.
Written for: Ensemble Offspring
- Inspired by: Birdsong
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