Programme Notes

Sungji Hong - Amabile Saki

2007, 4'00
For flute and piano

Amabile Saki is a piece of music written for prenatal. The idea of the piece comes from another work of mine, Shades of Raindrops, which was composed between September 2005 and January 2006 almost in parallel with the period of my pregnancy.

In Amabile Saki, the figuration in the piano creates a sense of continuous flow and its gesture evokes the water in the mother's womb. A playful yet sensitive line is heard in the flute as if the prenatal infant is exploring the waters.

Amabile Saki was completed in November 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece. It lasts about 4 minutes and is scored for flute and piano.

Duration: 4 mins approx

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