• John Corigliano
  • Voyage (for flute and string orchestra) (1983)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • str
  • Flute
  • 8 min

Programme Note

Composer note:
Voyage for flute and string orchestra (1983) is an instrumental version of a 1971 a cappella choral work that was a setting of Richard Wilbur's translation of Baudelaire's famous L'Invitation au voyage. Wilbur's poignant setting pictures a world of obsessive imagination — a drugged version of heaven full of sensual imagery. The music echoes the quality of the repeated refrain found in this lush translation: "There, there is nothing else but grace and measure, richness, quietness and pleasure."

— John Corigliano