CONTINUUM IV – Cascades

Composed in:
2003
Description:
for flute soloist (on alto flute, flute, piccolo), 2 ob (2nd doubles on e-hn), 2 cl (1st doubles on Eb-cl, 2nd doubles on b-cl), 2 bsn (2nd doubles on cbsn), 2 hn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn (2nd doubles on b-tbn), 3 perc, cel, hp, strings (8-7-5-4-2); in three interconnected parts
Duration:
16 minutes
Publisher:
Doblinger Music Publishers, Vienna (rental score and parts available through rent@doblinger.at)
Commissioned by:
Susan Greenberg, flutist with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Premiere performance:
10/23/2004 at the Hall of Liberty, Los Angeles, CA by the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Steven Kerstein, Susan Greenberg - flute soloist
CD recording:

Reviews:

“Gernot Wolfgang succeeded in writing a vibrant, expressive and varied work. Moving through jazzy and pastoral, barn-storming and quiet sections, the piece will capture the attention of audiences.” 

Flöte aktuell (Germany)

[Continuum IV - Cascades] is a gently dissonant, bright and aggressively amiable piece, alternately jazzy and pastoral.”

Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times