“Orientale: i spoke to thee” for flute, voice, and piano by Ellen Mandel
“Orientale,” e.e. cummings poem, inspired me to set it music to because it suggested a musical form and feeling, and is so powerful emotionally. Adding the flute gave it a new dimension of sound and expression, and new challenges of blending voice with flute.
Additional notes from Ellen: “I have several other songs for voice, flute, and piano—-it’s a wonderful combination of parts, and I’m happy to share scores for perusal.“