Performed by Amanda Seyler (alto flute) on 19 April 2010 at Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.
Scott actually wrote this piece to balance some of the busier, louder, and crazier pieces in this recital. “Meditation” is just that: a quiet, relaxing, contemplative piece that gives the flutist (flautist?) the opportunity to explore a soundscape through silence as well as expressivity. It is meant to be a very reflective piece, requiring sensitivity and patience. There are plenty of silences and this piece similar to Native American flute music like R. Carlos Nakai might play with hints of a couple Christian hymns. If you like, try closing your eyes during this piece and picturing the flutist (pflautist?) on a plateau overlooking some canyons as the sun rises.