Songs for Echo is written for 2 flutes, viola and cello.
It is inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Narcissus and Echo and my studies of Debussy and in particular Syrinx for unaccompanied flute. A piece with which I am very familiar and have played for many years.
It is also inspired by my studies of the Ancient Greek Modes. In particular, the Phrygian mode, which is the basis for this piece.
This piece explores voice and reflection in its many forms.
There are seven short connected movements with an overaching structure of ABACABA form. Each repetition of A is elaborated, returning to the simple opening form for the final repetition.
(The audio has been created electronically using notation software.)