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  1. II. Pastorale

From the recording II. Pastorale

The second movement entitled Pastorale: Andante con moto is based on the song: When I’m With You, first recorded on Domine’s album Through Your Window.  In this concerto, the song appears in the form of a da capo aria set for flute solo and orchestra. An introspective opening section frames a tranquil statement of the theme in the melodic character of a simple country folk song. This theme is carried out in solo and tutti alternation and after a sequential episode in the relative minor key, wends its way back home. The Pastorale concludes with a solo cadenza treated as an accompanied recitative that concludes the second movement and provides an harmonic transition to the final movement.


The Flute Concerto received its inaugural performance in concert on November 23, 2013 at the Scherr Forum Theater in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza featuring Katherine Marsh, flutist with the composer conducting the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra.