For solo flute, written for Lisa Bost-Sandberg
The Avenue of the Saints is a 550-mile four-lane highway connecting Saint Paul, Minnesota, with Saint Louis, Missouri. It also happens to be the highway I commute on to Iowa City, each and every day. This past fall on my way in to school, I often noticed the same red, twin-engine airplane doing tricks and buzzing around over the fields. In …of the Saints, I tried to capture the sense of anticipation I felt when I was waiting for the plane to appear in the distance, the rush of excitement I experienced as it swooped overhead, and the feeling of inevitability, knowing I’d soon be past it, hoping to catch one more glimpse in the rear-view mirror.