Feathers and Wax

Flute and piano

Winner of the 2016 National Flute Association Newly Published Music award

Program Notes

Feathers and Wax is a soaring and playful showpiece for flute and piano that was inspired by the Greek myth of Icarus. Through virtuosic and jazz-influenced writing, the piece depicts the brash, young Icarus reveling in the thrill of flight, before he meets with his tragic demise. Feathers and Wax was commissioned by flutist Julietta Curenton in 2013, and was premiered at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2014.

Recorded by Cobus du Toit and Doreen Lee.

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