Harmony In Blue And Gold by Eric Ewazen. For flute choir (3 flutes in C, alto flute in G). Contemporary. Score and parts. Standard notation. 80 pages. Duration 21 minutes. Published by Theodore Presser Company (PR.114414720).
ISBN 9781598064254. With standard notation. Contemporary.
Ewazen’s monumental flute quartet was composed for Femme Flutale and premiered at the 2008 Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair. Its four movements were inspired by James McNeill Whistler’s “Peacock Room” at the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer Gallery – a room full of paintings featuring peacocks, and interior design showcasing blue and white porcelain, an integrated room that Whistler called “Harmony in Blue and Gold.” Ewazen’s ornate textures and impressionist moods express this unique environment through his musical world of sounds and lines. Dur.: 21’.