Commendo Spiritum Meum (2011)
Instrumentation: Solo flute or solo violin
Movements: One movement
Program Note: Commendo Spiritum Meum was composed for a Good Friday church service in the spring of 2011. The world premiere was on that service at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Bloomington, Indiana. The title is translated from Latin as "I commend my spirit" and is, of course, the last three of Christ's final seven words on the cross ("In manus tuas Domine, commendo spiritum meum.") Premiered by Misty Theisen, the piece has subsequently been performed by other flutists including Tammy Evans Yonce (who is soon recording the work for a forthcoming album).