Crystal for flute, alto flute and piano | Michael Daugherty, composer

for flute, alto flute and piano (2004)

Instrumentation: Flute, alto flute, metal windchimes (optional) and piano

Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes, Hendon Music (BMI)

Duration: 9 minutes

World Premiere: March 28, 2006 / Rackham Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan / Amy Porter, alto flute / Yi-Chun Chen, flute / Christopher Harding, piano

Program Note:

This 9½ minute work for flute, alto flute, metal wind chimes and piano is an arrangement of “Crystal,” the second movement of Tell My Fortune (2004) for chamber orchestra. In the composer’s words, “Crystal visits the dark world of gypsies who attempt to tell fortunes by gazing into crystal balls.”