Dreamcatcher

Sutton Anderson, David

Duration

3m 00s

Publisher

bmic New Voices

Composed

1999

Instrumentation

Wind Ensemble

Scoring

fl, ob, cl, hn, bn

Availability

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About the work

Sections one and two develop motives from the melody of the third section. Conversely, section three is a distillation of material from the first two sections. A Dream Catcher, an artefact used by Hopi Indians, catches good dreams and wards of bad dreams. It functions as a filter.

Technical notes

The piece has a number of time signature changes, and a section in alternating 5/8 and 2/4 bars, but is not particularly complex. These are ossia parts for a second flute and a second clarinet.