ABove the Wind, for flute, bassoon, horn, and piano
by Paul Basler
Above the Wind was commissioned by and written for bassoonist Bruce Gbur. Composed in the winter of 1993, the work is dedicated to Eva Adcock, who for many years was a professor of music at Western Carolina University and a dominant, inspirational force in the musical world of southern Appalachia. Above the Wind is a predominantly gentle work that tries to capture the quiet yet strong spirit of rural western Carolinians as well as the grandeur of the ancient mountains.