by Bruce Stark
(Native American flute or western flute and piano)
Ancient Presence was composed for a commission from flutist John Barcellona in 2015, and premiered by Mr. Barcellona the same year. The piece was featured in the National Flute Association Convention in 2016. Owing to its being written for Native American flute, it also lends itself well to a performance by western flute, offering a lyrical and atmospheric piece that explores the lower and middle register.