Equinox is a play on equalities. While maintaining their idiomatic identity, the instruments play equal roles. There is an air of classical balance throughout both structure and relative use of harmonic, melodic, and contrapuntal textures. Solstice is a play on differences and extremes. There is play between forceful countrapuntal textures and quiet lyricism, occuring both separately and together. The movements have the spirit of an Autumn equinox and a Winter solstice. The premiere was performed by Julia Bogorad and Adam Kuenzel, flutes, and John Jensen, piano. Equinox and Solstice is recorded on “Reflections”; INNOVA 503.
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