A suite of 4 character pieces. Each movement lives up to it’s title: ‘Flight’ explores the full range of the instrument with nimble fingers required for the many semiquaver runs. ‘Plaintive’ is mournful and melancholic, whilst ‘Edgewise’ explores the rhythmic possibilities of a 5/4 time signature. The last movement ‘ Radiance’ has an improvisatory feel to it. All with the characteristic lush harmonies that are winning Phil more and more fans all the time. A great addition to the alto flute concert repertoire.