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Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra

  • Author(s): Constantino, Anthony David
  • Advisor(s): Krouse, Ian
  • et al.
Abstract

Concerto for Flute and Chamber Orchestra intends to explore an emotional progression from an

initial anxiety, through fear and loneliness, and finally culminating in comfort. The solo flute takes the

role of the character dealing with these emotions, and the ensemble illustrates the stimuli affecting them.

Compositionally, the first three movements act to create a mounting sense of tension through the use of

dissonant harmony and jarring rhythm. This tension is resolved and released in the last movement – an

arioso in which the flute sings melodically. Composed for flutist Anastasia Petanova with an intended

premiere in January, 2019.

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