Instrumentation: Flute/Alto Flute and Percussion
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Written for the Vigil Ensemble
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Rituals and Superstitions grew out of the first movement, which involves a call and response exchange between the two players. The processional aspects of that music reminded me of a prehistoric ritual and brought to mind the role sound can play in religion, spirituality, and even magic. The other two movements approach that idea from different angles, exploring the space between fantasy and faith.