Kirke Mechem

for flute and string trio

Four Movements
Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: 1959
San Francisco
Recording: Not available
Publisher: ECS, Framingham, MA

The divertimento was written in
Oakland, CA in 1958.

Avedis Chamber Players
Alexandra Hawley, flute

1 Allegro complete

2 Allegro vivo complete

3 Grazioso complete

4 Allegro moderato complete

“ . . . joyous, spirited and sophisticated . . . a work whose entire texture is enlivened by a keen sense of counterpoint. Few works by living composers radiate such joy and bright musical sunshine!”  — Victor Ledin, Encore Consultants

“ . . . music of today but possessing such a clear melodic and rhythmic foundation that it engaged the ear delightfully . . . a real diversion, with a sophisticated flair.”— San Francisco Chronicle

“ . . . all four movements smile elegantly at your ears, subtly packed with fresh ideas of instrumentation. . . The virtuoso musicians of Avedis tossed it off in such a way as to make it sound easy, a thing I doubt. Fun was certainly had by all."    
— San Francisco Classical Voice

wedding madrigal
for flute and piano

One Movement
Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: June 13,1992
Deborah Charness, Wyatt Insko
Recording not available
Publisher: G. Schirmer, New York

D. Charness, fl.; M. Charness, pno.