Michael Anthony Iorio is published through C Alan Publications. For more information on Michael's works, his composer's page can be found here.
Isle of Skye
Duet for Flute & Marimba
Scotland's Isle of Skye is known for its breathtaking landscapes and ancient mythology. This five-movement suite adopts characteristics found within the land and legends of the island. Soar over Neist Point and Choral Beach like a white-tailed eagle. Be swayed by the romance of the Fairy Pools and be deceived by the Fay. Visit the thumb of a giant at Old Man of Storr before meeting with fairies in the hidden meadows of the Quiraing.
The Arrival Suite
Duet for Flute & Marimba
The Arrival Suite uses ambitious themes and uncertain harmony to depict the expectation of mysterious revelation found within the discovery of the unknown. “Fantasy” features a grand motive that connects adventure with exploration. “Nocturne” employs unstable harmony to express the limitations and variability of a discovery. Finally, “Dance and Presto” juggles the ideals of collaboration and conflict.
Percussion Ensemble (6 pc.)
Sometimes when we are awake we are not aware. Sometimes when we are present we are not all there. The imaginative capabilities of our own minds leave us struggling to focus, but allows us to experience more than the immediate. Our minds search for substance to capture in hopes of understanding its function. It is the material without function that leaves us in a trance.
Quartet for 2 Flutes & 2 Marimbas
Echo Falls features cascades of rhythms and exciting counterpoint to depict an underground waterfall. Fell the echoes of the water flowing and trickling down to the cave floor. Hear the bright and brilliant melodies erupting as the rays of light breach the walls.
Duet for B-Flat Clarinet & Vibraphone
Hypnos will surround you in an unfamiliar world. As expected from the title, the music portrays a hypnotic character. Allow your attention to drift with and against the music as the two instruments paint a picture of serenity. Linked by a cold and harsh middle section, Hypnos unveils a warm and mysterious atmosphere that is eager to accompany your thoughts.
Duet for 2 Percussion
From nothing we create. From creation we expand. Filled with angular gestures and dynamic twists, Spontaneity is a multi-percussion duet that is rewarding to both listeners and performers alike. The small set-ups for each player also make this piece an easy addition to a recital or contest.