Marilyn Bliss

Blue Dawn

Year: 1998

Composers: Marilyn Bliss

Description: Blue Dawn is a mellow, cheerful piece celebrating the fresh air and big sky of the High Plains region of the United States. Originally written for Native American flute, and thus based on the natural pentatonic scale of that instrument, the visual image for the listener can be of awaking before dawn and watching the sun rise from one’s dwelling in the wilderness, gradually illuminating the landscape and bringing out its natural colors and beauty. The challenging cello part can be heard as an ever-flowing stream, pausing only for the flute’s cadenza at the close of the piece.

Performer: James Pellerite

Performer Role: Native American flutist

Performer: Richard Slavich

Performer Role: cellist

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