Pan Thwarted (2011) flute and double second steel pans

Pan Thwarted is a semi-Greek mythology inspired comedic dialogue between the flute and the steel pan. The flute is a nymph, and the steel pan is the god Pan. He sneaks up to capture her and eventually succeeds. Pan is victorious and the nymph decides to lure him into a false sense of security and rejoices with him. They play quickly in unison and as things calm down, the nymph begins to sneak off. Pan realizes too late what is happening and tries to recapture her, but she has gained too much momentum and flies off. Pan, hurt and confused, looks for her and ends up grumbling away.

written for Christina Guerrero and Matt Potts.
premiered May 8, 2011 at the University of Iowa Riverside Recital Hall

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