Memo 4 (1997) by Bernard Rands
for flute

Memo 4 is one of a series of works for solo performer which places extraordinary demands on the soloist both as interpreter and technician. An often complex musical argument is unveiled by the single voice of the flute, and great stamina is required of the soloist to maintain the cohesive succession and juxtaposition of detail in combination with broad sweeping expressivity. Memo 4 was commissioned by Ekkehart Trenkner for Judith Pearce and was first performed at the Summer Music Festival in Narrowsburg, New York, in August 1997.

— B. R.    

[from program for November 9, 2004 concert]