Love is a Place

for flute and piano (2016)

Score and Parts

by Andrea Clearfield


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Perusal Score


6 min


June 27, 2018
North of History, New York, NY
Michele McGovern, flute
Terry Eder, piano


Commissioned by Toby Rotman, Lisa Giannone and Lucille Seeley in memory of Sara Jane and Hendrik Drake


flute, piano

Program Notes

Love is a Place was commissioned in loving memory of Sarah and Hendrik Drake by family members and friends Toby Rotman, Lisa Giannone and Lucille Seeley.

The work is a tribute to Sarah and Hendrik – their passion for music, and their deep love for one another. One of the commissioners is a flutist, and another a ballet dancer and choreographer. They suggested a work that could be both a concert piece
and a pas de deux for dancers. This piece is inspired by a beautiful poem by E.E. Cummings entitled “Love is a Place”.

The composer wishes to thank the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico for providing invaluable time and space to compose this work

E. E. Cummings

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds