|Duration:||approx. 8:30 mins.|
|Premiere:||November 15, 2009; “Trio37″, Florence Kopleff Recital Hall at Georgia State University; Atlanta, GA (USA); Trio37: Wolfgang Auer (flute), Angelica Zingerle (bassoon), Akiko Kadota (piano)|
|Instrumentation:||flute, bassoon, piano|
This short piece was originally written on commission from the Atlanta-Nürnberg Sister Cities Committee for the Nürnberg (Germany)-based Trio37 in celebration of the ensemble’s autumn 2009 visit to Atlanta. Originally entitled “Three Nocturnes”, the work’s three compact movements attempt to capture night’s calm serenity and mysterious atmosphere: from a somber “Song” to an evocative “Dialogue in the Dark” (in which the flute and bassoon answer each other’s calls, like nocturnal birds, above a trance-like piano accompaniment), culminating–attacca–in a lively night-time “Journey” and ending in calm repose.