From the Publisher
Darker Still explores the outer edges: the dark and the bright sides of the flute's voice, lyricism and brutality, movement and stillness, the clear and the muffled, song and silence, are all set against each other. As the piece progresses the lights are snuffed out and shadows creep in, leaving the flute singing broken tunes in the dark. Darker Still starts with a bang and ends with a whimper.
Performance duration (approx): 15'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).