Flute and Piano

Approx. 12 minutes


fl... is a set of short movements, all inspired by different words beginning with the musical abbreviation for flute, “fl…” The movements, including brief definitions are:

1. Flânerie

French - strolling about aimlessly; sauntering; “a person who walks the city in order to experience it.”
2. Fluster

to put into a state of agitated confusion; to excite and confuse with drink.
3. Flyswatter

a device for killing flies, mosquitoes, and other insects.
4. Flippant

frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness.
5. Fluphenazine

a potent tranquilizer derived from phenothiazine and used in various forms for the management of certain neurological or psychotic disorders.
6. Floating

being buoyed up on water or other liquid; having little or no attachment to a particular place; moving from one place to another.
7. Flit

to move lightly and swiftly; fly, dart, or skim along.

Commissioned by Nicole Riner, with support from the University of Wyoming Music Department and supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council, through funding from the Wyoming State Legislature.