night flocks violin part from night flocks of angels trumpet

for violin and piano

Joseph Sowa
4 minutes
Modern classical music

Inspired by puns about the natural world, “night flocks of angels trumpet” is a lyrical solo suitable for a good high school violinist.

The piece is an arrangement of the ninth movement of my chamber work A Field Guide to Natural History, the program of which is as follows: “. . . Cloudburst. Springtime pokes its head through the daisies. A sodden quandary of mud puzzles. Foxfire and fern frost. Ruins of flora. Fire flies sparks spidering toward stars. Thorns thistles brambles and briers. Heaving and dearth. Night flocks of angels trumpet. Rainbows end.”

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