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. Movement 2 of Lanterns, entitled Paul Revere, takes place by a lantern in a tavern at the time of revolution in the United States. 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. 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.