©2015 by Ingrid Stölzel

There are Things to be Said (2009)

for Flute, Oboe and Piano

Duration: 9 min

Commission: Allégresse

Premiere: Allégresse - September 22, 2009; Lawrence, KS

Alternate Instrumentation:

Flute, Soprano Saxophone and Piano

Program Notes: "There are Things to be Said"(2009) takes its title and inspiration from a poem by American poet Cid Corman (1924-2004). I was struck by the simplicity and openness of the words. It is often in such elemental simplicity that we find true and powerful meaning; something I also strive for in my music."There are Things to be Said" was commissioned by Allégresse and premiere performances were made possible by a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces - Chamber Music Grant.

There are things to be said. No doubt.

And in one way or another they will be said.

But to whom tell the silences?

With whom share them now?

For a moment the sky is empty and then there was a bird.

Cid Corman

Permission to use "There are Things to be Said" by Cid Corman granted by Bob Arnold, literary executor for Cid Corman.