Sean William Calhoun | Composer and pianist

Windrunner, for flute and piano (2015) – 8'

Windrunner was written for flutist Emma Resmini after we started corresponding in the comments of one of your videos on YouTube. Its title comes from the Windrunners in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive series. Windrunners used magic to reorient gravity – musically, this takes the form of frequent modulations, reorienting the tonal center. The piece has two main themes, the first a fleet theme introduced in the flute at the beginning, and the second a slow theme introduced somewhat later in the piano.

Recording and score

Recording by Emma Resmini, flute; Hugh Sung, piano