Kirke Mechem


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for flute and string trio

Four Movements
Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: 1959
San Francisco
Recording: Not available
Publisher: ECS, St. Louis, MO

The divertimento was written in Oakland, CA in 1958.


Avedis Chamber Players
Alexandra Hawley, flute

1 Allegro complete

2 Allegro vivo complete

3 Grazioso complete

4 Allegro moderato complete


“ . . . joyous, spirited and sophisticated . . . a work whose entire texture is enlivened by a keen sense of counterpoint. Few works by living composers radiate such joy and bright musical sunshine!”

— Victor Ledin, Encore Consultants

“ . . . music of today but possessing such a clear melodic and rhythmic foundation that it engaged the ear delightfully . . . a real diversion, with a sophisticated flair.”

— San Francisco Chronicle

“ . . . all four movements smile elegantly at your ears, subtly packed with fresh ideas of instrumentation. . . The virtuoso musicians of Avedis tossed it off in such a way as to make it sound easy, a thing I doubt. Fun was certainly had by all."

— San Francisco Classical Voice