As part of her doctoral research, Meg has recently completed four works featuring the integration of ethnic instruments with western orchestral instruments.
Hope is a six and a half minute work for Native American flute, soprano, mezzo-soprano, western flute, clarinet, and percussion. Setting the poem “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson, it features opposing rhythms between the percussion and the rest of the ensemble. It was premiered at Trinity College Dublin on May 31, 2108. Performers were: Meg Collins Stoop, Native American flute; Elizabeth Hilliard, soprano; Sylvia O’Brien, mezzo-soprano; William Dowdall, flute; Paul Roe, clarinet; and Richard O’Donnell, percussion. A link to the recording of the premiere can be found below, in the LISTEN section.
Soft-spoken Power is a four and a half minute work for Native American flute solo. It explores the capabilities of the instrument with non-idiomatic chromaticism and angular melodic gestures. A link to a recording of Meg performing the piece can be found below, in the LISTEN section.
Moving Toward Home is a six minute work for uilleann pipes, clarinet, bassoon, and cello.
Under a Cobalt Sky, just under nine minutes long, is a work for two Persian instruments, the tar and the santoor, and violin and clarinet.
Meg is currently writing a work for xiao (a Chinese end blown flute), violin, and cello. It will be premiered at trinity college Dublin in May 2019.
Meg maintains a private studio in her home in Dublin, Ireland, where she offers lessons in flute, theory and composition, and piano. She has taught privately for more than twenty-five years and derives a particular joy from teaching 'late beginners.'
Email Meg now to schedule a free consultation to discuss your musical goals.