The Concert Piece for flute and piano was written over 50 years ago when, as a student, I first studied with Dr. John Boda and started to discover the relationships of thirds. Some of the materials are similar to the opera The Quest which came during that period.


The next piece is an attempt to capture the mood of the painting by Edgar Degas, "The Glass of Absinthe." It was written sometime in the early 21st Century for a student who showed promise as a performer but for some unknown reason never performed it, although she expressed interest in playing it.


The professor of flute at Troy University inspired the Sonata for Flute and Piano which is in three movements: fast, slow, fast. It was written to be performed by a professional, to display their skills. The last piece, Absolution, is about our growing old and coming to the conclusion that all there is left is forgiveness. — Carl Vollrath




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