Marilyn Bliss


Year: 1975

Duration (in minutes): 3'

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: solo instrument other than piano, solo woodwind instrument

Instruments: flute

Publisher: American Composers Alliance

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Description: A sly and slithering creature encounters an adversary while on its daily rounds. It scurries, looks for cover, then camouflages itself. The adversary helps itself to the creature’s motive, violently transforming it in the flute’s high register. The adversary hunts for the creature, unsuccessfully looking for it high and low, eventually exhausting itself with huge registral leaps. Cautiously, the creature emerges from hiding, then stretches itself in the low and middle registers. Reassured, it relaxes, safe for another day.

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