The sleepwalker's sonnet

Flute solo

Duration : 5' 30" ca.

Year of composition : 2016

Premier : Rebecca Taio, parco della musica - spazio risonanza, may 2016

 

 

Program notes:

The sleepwalker's sonnet for solo flute (2016) 

 

"Our revels now are ended. These our actors,

As I foretold you, were all spirits and

Are melted into air, into thin air:

And, like the baseless fabric of this vision,

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,

The solemn temples, the great globe itself,

Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve

And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,

Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff

As dreams are made on, and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep."

William Shakespeare

The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1