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Celtic Knotwork for Three Flutes (1990) [Playing score]

£13.50

  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“A very effective trio”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

The "knotwork" effect in Edward McGuire's piece can be easily heard by the close interweaving of all three parts. The opening Lento evokes misty mornings with bagpipes in the distance and this is followed by a Slip Jig which is also closely written. The cadenza in canon is really effective and the work ends as it began. Using the playing score will help the ensemble hold toghter and enable each player to see what's going on. This is a very effective piece - highly recommended!

Also available: Celtic Knotwork for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon

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From the Publisher

Celtic Knotwork (1990) writes McGuire  "conjures up the graphic skills of an ancient past - but it is the human element that fascinates me, the bringing to life of abstract patterns. The atmosphere of the opening is one of early chant, one contemporary with the development of 'knotwork'. The gradual intertwining of the voices start at a point - unison- and reaches a peak of cascadingd diaogue and dancing phrases before fading to a point, merging into unison one more."

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Composer's Notes

"Celtic Knotwork conjures up the graphic skills of an ancient past - but it is the human element that fascinates me, the bringing to life of abstract patterns. The atmosphere of the opening is one of early chant, one contemporary with the development of "knotwork". The gradual intertwining of the voices starts at one point - unison - and reaches a peak of cascading dialogue and dancing phrases before fading to a point, merging into unison once more."

Performance duration (approx): 5'00

Difficulty guide: 9
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
Category: Flute Trio Music: Three C Flutes
Publisher: Scottish Music Centre
Our Stock Code: 1036879
Media Type: Paperback - Playing score (4 pages [score])