Legend is based on the composer's experience as a player of flute duet and etudes, desiring to write a piece containing the harmonic variety and surprise that was never found in those musical forms. There are elements both old and new, and even some chirping birds (though they are quickly turned into something else...) Legend was premiered by Walfrid and Sherry Kujala, piccolos, and Robert Pherigo, piano, on November 10, 1992, in Evanston, Illinois.