CAPRICE No.2 (1999) Op.51

Opus number: 51

Title: Caprice

Instrumentation: solo flute

Date written: summer 1999, Boston

Length: ca. four minutes

Commissioner and dedicatee: Liz Muir

Premiere performance: April 7 and 9, 2000, Andrea LaRose, flutist, Just in Time Composers and Players, The Boston Conservatory.

Program notes: “Caprice” for solo flute was written in May 1999 in exchange for an oil portrail by the composer’s friend Liz Muir. It can be heard as a very subtle two-part canon compressed into a single line. The title of the piece comes from the whimsical character of the piece–much like a flute being chased by its own shadow.