Stephen Vincent Casellas Composer
Stephen Vincent Casellas Composer

Black Petals: Concerto for Flute and Wind Ensemble

completed December 2018. Premiere date TBD.

Composed for DeShaun Gordon-King.


perusal score found here.

peruse the soloist's part here.

Black Petals was a title given to me by DeShaun, during a period of time where I was being silly on Facebook and asked my friends to give me random words or phrases to make quick melodies to for practice between projects. I asked DeShaun what that title meant to him, and I was moved.


Well, I was so moved that those themes never happened!


Black Petals is a commentary on issues of race in America. I'm multiracial myself, albeit light skinned. So this title is definitely something I relate to genetically.


My inspiration for this work came from hip hop (beatboxing flute) and global multicultural influences.

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