Memory (Flute Alone)

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Composer: Yi, Chen

Memory (Flute Alone) by Chen Yi, Published by Theodore Presser, Edited and arranged by Mary Holzhausen, Written in 2011, Duration: 5:00.

In collaboration with flutist Mary Holzhausen, Chen Yi has created a solo flute version of this plaintive memorial work, originally for solo violin - the instrument in which composer Chen Yi was trained as a performer. The composer provides this program note: Dear Professor Lin: I wish you could hear the tune in Memory, which sounds like my painful cry out of your name in our Cantonese dialect. I expressed my deep sorrow in the music, to remember your fatherly mentorship. Your meaningful smile will always be with us encouragingly.

This work made our list of Top-11 Flute Alone Works Written After 2000.