(3:00) Solo Quartz Crystal Flute (or orchestral flute substitute). Copyright Fee: Score. Music Copyright 2001, Brent Michael Davids.


DESERT INVOCATION is a solo work for the soprano quartz crystal flute intended to evoke the serenity of a desert landscape in Arizona. The work is hand drawn as "picture notation" depicting a saguaro cactus bowing in the desert, and the scene is playable as 5-line staves of music manuscript. Intended to be seen by spectators, an image of the music can be projected to increased size for easy viewing for the audience.


"Desert Invocation" was commissioned by the Arizona Commission on the Arts and premiered by the composer at the Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards, Phoenix, AZ, in 2001.