Nocturnes by Roberta Stephen
“Evening” (text by Archibald Lampman)
“Now the Hungry Lion Roars” (William Shakespeare)
“L’obscurité” (Virginia Stewart)
Advanced Ensemble. For flute, voice, and piano. Commissioned by Patrice Jégou for Das Chicas, November 2003. “Evening” is a quasi-Romantic setting of a pastoral text. “The Hungry Lion Roars” has a wonderful playfulness as the voice and flute continuously pass a rhythmic motive back and forth. “L’obscurité” is a hybrid of both English and French text. Includes score and parts.