November Sky

Basic Info

Completion Date:
Duration: 17 minutes
Commissioned by the National Endowment for the Arts and Rachel Rudich. Premiered November 15, 1992.
Can be presented as a multimedia work with video was (16 monitors each) and video playback.
part of the Crossfire series


  • Flute

    dbl. picc. + a. flt. + b. flt.

  • Electronics

    2 or 4 channels


Required Audio Equipment

  • Computer: Mac Intel running OS X 10.4 or higher
  • Max/MSP version 5.0 or higher
  • Audio Interface with at least 2 – 4 outputs
  • Mixer with at least 2 – 4 inputs/outputs
  • At least 2 speakers

If Max/MSP is not installed, the performance patch can be executed on the Runtime version of Max/MSP available from

Amplification of the alto and bass flutes is optional but recommended especially in 
larger concert halls and performance spaces. The use of a headset microphone 
(near lip plate) and air microphone (at the foot of the flutes) reinforces the sound 
of the lower flutes including extended techniques such as tongue rams.


Available On CD

Music Of David Felder

Music of David Felder(1995)

Bridge Records | BRIDGE 9049 [BBC Magazine Recordings of the Year 1996]
Rachel Rudich
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These files are publicly available for perusal.

These files are password protected.
Please contact the composer for access to them.