For Flute and String Orchestra, (arr.) 2008

A single movement work in concerto style for solo Flute and String Orchestra

Duration: 16′

Publisher: Rassel Editions, NY

Commissioned by Flutist April Clayton, the Ballade for Flute and String Quintet (or String Orchestra) is a single-movement work which spans a wide spectrum of emotions. The composer writes: “The world of sound being for me the best arena to explore the irrational, it was my goal in this piece to evolve an emotional landscape rather than to concentrate on abstract compositional aspects of form. This work is a Ballade in the truest sense of the word; a ‘wandering’ through many emotional states, where moods reflect, react against, yield to or trigger one another — a wordless monologue of feelings struggling with one another like a Freudian Ego struggling with the Id.”