I had a premiere performance of my Dance Suite for Flute Trio this past April 25th. It was first heard here on Garritan as a composition using the Garritan Library. The following artilce is from a Blog and the full article can be read at this site:
Just thought some of you might be interested. Thanks BRS Music, Inc.
The Cleveland Composers Connection also featured the world premiere of Dance Suite – a piece by William Rayer. Rayer, who is a retired music teacher and performs regularly with the Lorain Community Orchestra, first wrote the suite as a study of technique. However, in working on the movements, they developed into a beautiful piece for a flute trio. The three movements – Dance Mystique, Pavanne and Dance Macabre - were each written to bring a different sound to the suite. The first movement balanced being both reflective and energetic. The second movement featured the first flute in a cadenza-like movement, with the second and third flutes supporting with a quiet and plaintive sound. Finally, Rayer equated the third movement to a chase. Written in a fugal style, it starts out as the most energetic, but at the very end becomes somber and reflective hinting at earlier movements before the chase restarts. My favorite part about the premiere of Dance Suite was that you could see how the performers worked hard and collaborated with the composer to successfully ensure the first impression the piece made conveyed Rayer’s intention.