American Recorder Society
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Transparent Letters Across the Sky: Play the Recorder Month 2021

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"Transparent Letters Across the Sky" by Melika Fitzhugh, is the Play-the- Recorder Month piece for 2021. This joyful, spirited contemporary composition is inspired by the Pablo Neruda poem. The ARS is honored to present Melika’s work. A graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe (A.B. in Music Theory and Composition), and the Longy School of Bard College (M.M. in Composition), Melika is an award-winning composer, teacher, and director, whose works have been commissioned and performed in the U.S. and internationally.

The performance in this video is directed by Melika Fitzhugh, and performed by Emily O'Brien.