Performed By: Eugenia Zukerman, flute

Instrumentation:
Solo flute

Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

Commissioned By:
Eugenia Zukerman, flute

Premiere:
Eugenia Zukerman, flute

Available From:
ECS Publishing, distributed by Canticle Distributing

Composer's Notes:
"Aubade" is a word drawn from several sources: Auba (dawn), Alborada (Spanish), Albus (white). The word means morning music, as opposed to the serenade, or evening music. It is a song or a poem to greet the dawn and usually denotes music of a quiet, idyllic nature. It is also seen as a morning love song, or song or poem of parting lovers at dawn. In the 17th century noblemen held gatherings, feasts in the morning for which aubades were composed. They were played in the open air just as the sun began to break the horizon.
 
— Libby Larsen

Score Errata:
(for E.C. Schirmer, Cat. No. 4000)
- all accidentals carry through the phrase markings, unless otherwise indicated
- first page, bottom system: D grace note into beat 2 in D-natural
- second page, fourth system: A-B grace notes should all be Ab-Bb
- second page, sixth system: First D eighth note should be Db
- second page, sixth system: F-natural grace note to beat 2 should be F#
- third page, first system: A grace note (to Bb) should be A-natural
- third page, second system: last grace note E-natural should be Eb
- third page, last system: low D-natural