Anagrams for November (2007)

alto flute and viola

1 min. 45 sec.

beaches, babes, heads, cafes—

each faded, deaf,

each sees seas— ages,

ages, faded, dead

 

Anagrams for November was written especially for the Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble. The alto flute spells out the musical anagrams of this collection of words (in concert pitch), while the viola provides some counterpoint, creating a breathy dialogue between the two parts.

The piece was edited again in 2017, to create a new arrangement for tenor recorder and violin.

 

 

 

Sheet music (for both versions) is available through Syrinx Press:

https://www.elizabethknudson.ca/syrinx-press