GABRIEL'S WING

GABRIEL'S WING

Quick View

Scoring & Instrumentation
Flute and Piano
Alternate Title

-

Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
9
Movements

-

Files & Media

Audio

-

Video

-

Sample Pages

-

Detail

Description

Composer's Note:

Gabriel's Wing was inspired by the archangel Gabriel who appears in all three Abrahamic religions as God’s messenger. The music features resonant harmonic series associated with the music of the spheres as well as soaring melodic lines that embody flight. The flute represents Gabriel, the piano the medium through which the angel moves and speaks. Commissioned by flutist Julia Bogorad and the Upper Midwest Flute Association, Gabriel’s Wing was a winner of the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music competition and was presented at the Washington D.C. NFA convention in 1992. It was recorded by Patricia Spencer on her Neuma album Narcissus and Kairos , featuring flute music by Thea Musgrave and Judith Shatin. The Journal of the British Flute Society wrote “…the angelic flute takes flight through the piano's evocative medium. By clever use of pedaling, chords rich in overtones and other harmonic effects, the piano provides an exciting backdrop for the flute's soaring phrases which are enhanced by singing with the flute tone,” while the American Record Guide said “…Gabriel's Wing…conveys a well- crafted sense of ecstatic climax.”

Comments

-

First Perfomance
Julia Bogorad & Robert Shannon, The Ordway St. Paul, MN 04/01/1991
Recording

-

Text Language - Non English

-

Text Source/Author

-

Title Number
Ensemble Type
solo inst+keyboard
Genre/Theme
Music by women
Instrument
flute , piano
Purchase Options
PDF License & Download
PDF Price
Print & Ship
$28.50 score + part
ACA-SHAJ-001