Anna Rubin

for soprano recorder, alto recorder, tenor recorder, ankle bells, and tambourines

ca. 5'45"




Banish Gloom! was composed for a solo performer playing soprano, alto, and tenor recorders, as well as ankle bells and tambourine. It was commissioned by virtuoso recorder player Maria Loos. The piece requires the player to move around the stage and employ contemporary extended or unusual techniques of sound production. Ms. Loos was generous with her time and gave me many wonderful ideas. The piece begins in a melancholy mood and gradually becomes wilder and more joyous.

It premiered at the Festival of Women Composers, Indiana University of PA, in 2008.



Click here to view the score and listen to the recording.