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Flute, Viola and Harp
Composed by Thea Musgrave (1928-). Music Sales America. Classical. Book [Softcover]. Novello & Co Ltd. #MUSNOV958936. Published by Novello & Co Ltd. (HL.14043422).

Item Number: HL.14043422

9 x 12 inches.

Sunrise was commissioned by Backshore Artists Project Inc. on the occasion of Carol Wincenc's 40th anniversary on the concert stage and underwritten by a generous grant from Linda and Stuart Nelson.

The work is dedicated to Carol Wincenc for this very special occasion.

It starts slowly with the bass flute leading a dark dream-like section with a theme that is marked rubato, seductive. The viola echoes this melody but ties to move it to another key. Eventually the tempo quickens as the harp adds a new theme which the others soon copy.

A new section svegliato (awakening) follows where the harp and viola encourage the flute to join them in a sprightly scherzo whichgrows to a climax to herald the sunrise. Here the viola leads with a glowing theme. After the flute has echoed this melody the mood quietens and in a peaceful coda the flute 'remembers' the theme from the very opening: it is now bathed in sunlight and is marked luminous.

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