Legacy of the American Woman Composer

Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute and Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist
Laurel Ann Maurer, Flute; Joanne Pearce Martin, pianist

The brilliant American flutist Laurel Ann Maurer returns to 4Tay with another wonderful collection of New American Music – this time celebrating the American Woman Composer. Selections by Libby Larsen, Claire Polin, Gladys Nordenstrom, Gwyneth Walker and Vivian Fine represent a superb cross-section of American musical thinking from the latter half of the 20th Century. New works by Marie Barker Nelson and Jennifer Higdon, both written for Laurel Ann Maurer, point a strong direction for the instrument’s future. An important addition to the recorded legacy of American Music, presented by the woman whom Julius Baker called “one of our outstanding and gifted flutists.” Sensitive piano accompaniment by Joanne Pearce Martin.

Visit Laurel Ann Maurer at https://lamaurerflute.com/.


Songs of the Moon (Marie Barker Nelson)

  • I. Empress Moon
  • II. Moon Maidens
  • III. Luna Awakening
  • IV. Enveloping Moon
  • Legacy (Jennifer Higdon)

Emily’s Images (Vivian Fine)

  • A Spider Sewed at Night
  • A Clock Stopped – Not the Mantel’s
  • After Great Pain, a Formal Feeling Comes
  • The Leaves Like Women Interchange
  • A Day! Help! Help! Another Day

Aubade for solo flute (Libby Larsen)

First Flute Sonata (Claire Polin)

  • Andantino
  • Adagio ma non tanto
  • Presto