Lanterns for flute, horn, and piano
In 4 uniquely illustrative movements of auditory snapshots written for the Zinkali Trio and commissioned by the IHS Meir Rimon Fund. Challenging.
The opening movement of Lanterns, Seasons of a Street Lamp, is divided into four distinct seasonal sections depicting the scenes around a street lamp in winter, spring, summer and fall. LISTEN: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b7gcxs26l1aif60/Lanterns%20I.Street%20Lamp%20score.mp3?dl=0
Movement 2 of Lanterns, entitled Paul Revere, takes place next to a lantern in a tavern at the time of revolution in the United States. LISTEN: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y9qn6yqow9z9le7/Lanterns%20II.Paul%20Revere.mp3?dl=0
The third movement, entitled Rantan, is again divided into four musical themes, each creating the mood around one of four different archetypal Japanese lanterns: Yukimi-gata (snow-viewing lanterns), Oki-gata (small corner lantern in the tea garden), Ikekomi-gata (tea garden lanterns buried in the earth), and Tachi-gata (pedestal lanterns). Each melody is meant to sound like a Japanese folk melody. LISTEN: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7hcn81g5or05b50/Lanterns%20III.Rantan.mp3?dl=0
The final movement of Lanterns, Magic, is Arabic in inspiration and is meant to end the work with the fleeting feel of three wishes from a magic lantern. LISTEN: