“Lovely to play!”
The narrative of bounding out into the spring sunshine is really captured in this happy piece. The outer sections have a catchy syncopated rhythm which is light and playful and the more lyrical middle part allows the flute to float above the accompaniment. This is lovely to play - enjoy!
From the Publisher
Springtide Exaltation for Flute and Piano by Jonathan Cohen. From the composer: "Springtide Exaltation recalls scampering out of the house into the colors of a promising spring day, reveling in the new warmth, the fresh green appearing on the trees, the exploits of a carefree weekend. Out in nature, we sit in a favorite spot and, closing our eyes, slip into a reverie, the sun and slight breeze nearly coaxing us to sleep. Then, first quietly, then building, we are roused by the voice of adventure; we jump up and sprint with joy, our best friend at our side, into the boundless possibilities of a newborn season."
Honorable Mention: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2022
Performance duration (approx): 3'30
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).