elizabeth vercoe composer

To Music
for solo flute (2003)
5 minutes duration
Noteworthy Sheet Music

2011 Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music

Navona CDs
 & iTunes   mp3

"...sensitivity in Vercoe's four short movements for solo flute." (Infodad.com)

"highly abstract, yet accessible" (WRUV Reviews)

"....successfully showcases the colors and techniques available to the modern flute." (Audiophile Audition)

Available for purchase on Amazon & iTunes

To Music (2003) is a short, atmospheric solo for flute in four contrasting sections.  At times the music is virtuosic, occasionally calling for multiphonics and other special effects.

The titles of the four sections are taken from the haunting poetry of the Russian writer, Anna Akhmatova, a poet deeply interested in music.  The titles are:  "my voice like a flute;" "quietly, oh God so quietly, that it is audible is how time passes;"  "music's shadow flashed on the wall;" and "as if all the flowers broke into words."   The piece was commissioned by flutist Lisa Vanarsdel and written for her and for the Laurels Flute Project.  

In February of 2005, To Music was premiered by flutist Peter H. Bloom on the Quincy Library concert series in Quincy, Massachusetts. Peter Bloom has also performed the piece on tour in the U.S. In 2009 Capstone Records issued a recording, the second volume of the Laurels Flute Project, with flutist Nancy Stagnitta performing. Nancy Stagnitta has also recorded the piece on a Navona CD and performed it at Interlochen, at the National Flute Convention in New York, and on the Amalfi Coast Festival in Italy, and at master classes in Ohio and Boston.. The score is published by Noteworthy Sheet Music and also appears in the 2011 Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music.

See score sample below.

To order the score: Noteworthy Sheet Music or

                       2011 Anthology of Contemporary Concert Music

To order the recording: www.amazon.com or iTunes

Peter H. Bloom

Nancy Stagnitta

  Anna Akhmatova

 Anna Akhmatova by Natan Altman