Flute Sonata No. 1
'from the window'
About the Piece
"from the window" finds inspiration in diverse events observed through Daniel Farrell's window during the composition process. Each movement's title reflects distinct occurrences within the urban New York City landscape.
The first movement, "orange haze," pays homage to the vivid scene of the Canadian wildfire smoke that enveloped the city in June 2023, lending an otherworldly, hazy ambiance to the composer's surroundings.
The second movement, "mourning dove," draws its name from the family of mourning doves who grace the composer's window with their frequent visits. As delightful companions, they bring moments of joy and solace to the composer's creative journey, forming a heartwarming connection with the music being composed.
The final movement, "hammer wall," finds its inspiration from the relentless construction site situated across the street. The incessant clamor of construction work juxtaposed against the delicate creative process serves as a metaphor for the persistent struggle to compose amidst external disturbances.
For developing and advanced flutists.