Prelude to a Winter Sojourn

Prelude to a Winter Sojourn

for flute and piano

medium | 3.5 minutes


performed by Desmond Juárez and Lynsi Porterfield

Program Notes

A few weeks ago, a blizzard unexpectedly stunted the arrival of spring. The local university closed for two days and the entire landscape was buried in over a foot of snow. On the first day, I found the frozen landscape’s frigid beauty beckoning me, so I elected to venture out into the elements. I was so moved by the beauty of nature that I felt compelled to express my admiration through music.

Austin Brake
April 2013
Canyon, Texas