O Night

By Frederick Frahm. Music for Flute and organ after a poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti. Originally scored for a Native American Flute in G Minor. Premiered in Tucson, Arizona, USA on 1 July 2017 by Jared Isaac Aragón, organ & David Ramirez, flute. Full score and part.

Out of daybreak’s huge and restless hunger
Trees–like masts–revealed.
Anguished awakenings.
Leaves, sister leaves,
I hear your lament.

Giuseppe Ungaretti (1919), translated by Andrew Frisardi