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Gulf Sounds

for flute and percussoin

Inspired by two trips to Florida’s gulf coast, I wrote this work in hopes of creating ocean-based imagery for the listener. Using percussion and various extended flute techniques, I wanted to produce images of waves, water, shells, crabs, birds, and a storm. This piece uses a rotational form where each of the aforementioned images continues to reappear throughout the work.  

This work was premiered in November 2017 by Alaina Diehl, flute and Zachary Luftop, percussion, on a University of Houston composition recital. Two additional performances of this work were given by the same performers in November 2017 on UH's Honors Composition Recital and in March 2018 on the composer's Master's Recital. 

Instrumentation: Flute and Percussion (Marimba, Crotales, Temple Blocks, and Suspended Cymbal)


Duration: About 13 minutes


Score and parts available for purchase.

Perusal score available on request.

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