Acadian Dreams (Flute and Piano)
Acadian Dreams (Flute and Piano) By Adrienne Albert, Published by Theodore Presser Company.
ACADIAN DREAMS is a rollicking tribute to the folk songs and dances of the Acadians, originally French explorers who settled in Eastern Canada, later relocating in Louisiana and known as Cajuns. Albert’s concertpiece is built on an original tune evoking styles of Acadian and Cajun music, along with the authentic folk song “Evangeline.” The charming result is a fast-slow-fast single movement, perfect for recitals and competitions. A live performance may be heard at https://youtu.be/DYgf6qgJTN4
Commissioned by Rebecca Jeffreys, Acadian Dreams is dedicated to her father, William Alwyn Cormier, who made sure his children knew their Canadian history.