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Waiting for the sunrise
for flute and piano
Piano incl. single part
"Waiting for the sunrise" patiently and feverishly waits, representing a lacuna within a given, if not unsettled, length of time.
The work is comprised of five sections: waiting, agitation, monologue (cadenza), a reprisal of agitation, and acceptance.
Distinctive soundscapes are constructed through the juxtaposition of metric modulation, time dilution, non-retrogradable rhythms, restricted interval sets, and varied harmonies.
While a modern work, the piece should be performed in a highly Romanticized fashion. Care should be given to distinguish rhythmic minutiae, which define and induce time dilution.
"Waiting for the sunrise" was commissioned by and dedicated to my wife Elizabeth Darling- the real musician in the family.
Steven Darling's works have been premiered and commissioned by solo artists and ensembles throughout the United States including the Ohio University Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, North Texas Euphonium Quartet, Ohio University Trombone Choir, East Side Trombone Quartet, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Brass Ensemble.