There are Things to be Said (2009)
for Flute, Oboe and Piano
Duration: 9 min
Premiere: Allégresse - September 22, 2009; Lawrence, KS
Flute, Soprano Saxophone and Piano
Program Notes: "There are Things to be Said"(2009) takes its title and inspiration from a poem by American poet Cid Corman (1924-2004). I was struck by the simplicity and openness of the words. It is often in such elemental simplicity that we find true and powerful meaning; something I also strive for in my music."There are Things to be Said" was commissioned by Allégresse and premiere performances were made possible by a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces - Chamber Music Grant.
There are things to be said. No doubt.
And in one way or another they will be said.
But to whom tell the silences?
With whom share them now?
For a moment the sky is empty and then there was a bird.
Permission to use "There are Things to be Said" by Cid Corman granted by Bob Arnold, literary executor for Cid Corman.