MIRAGE (1972) Op.4

Opus number:  4

Title: Mirage

Instrumentation: flute and piano

Date written: 1972, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

Length: ca. eight minutes

Premiere performance: Salem College, Winston-Salem. Nancy Neidlinger, flute, and Gregory Kosteck, piano, 1972

Important subsequent performances: East Carolina University; Composers Conference in Johnson, Vermont, Karl Kraber, flute, and Robert Miller, piano, summer 1972; David Erlanger, flute, Larry Bell, piano, April 17, 1980, Paul Hall, Juilliard

Program notes: “Mirage” for flute and piano was written in 1972 when the composer was a sophomore at East Carolina University. It was first performed by Nancy Neidlinger, flute, and the composer’s teacher, Gregory Kosteck, pianist. It received first prize in the North Carolina Music Teachers Association competition in 1971 and was first performed at Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in the spring of 1972. It was subsequently performed at the Composers Conference in Johnson, Vermont, by Karl Krager, flute, and Robert Miller, piano.