flute and piano
8 – 9 minutes
performed here by Julianna May (fl.) and Stephen Gorbos (pno.)
Spiral Steps, for flute and piano, was composed in 2003 and revised in 2006. The piece owes much to the styles of various female jazz singers (Billie Holiday in particular). The flute part, while never quoting anything in particular, is meant to be reminiscent of the lush, languid delivery that Billie Holiday was renowned for employing in performance.
Spiral Steps was composed for Julianna May.