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Duggan Theme [Flute and Marimba]


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“Valuable repertoire”

Charles Sinden Just Flutes staff member
The New Zealand composer Gareth Farr has written for this combination before and his experience shows in this exciting piece. It was written for a television police drama and has a breathless quality as the 2 instruments chase each other around. It isn't scary to look at though, as the Aeolian mode is quite approachable to read. It's the constantly changing metre that presents the real challenge epsecially if played at the suggested marking of crotchet equals 168. This is what makes it such fun to play though. This combination of instruments is becoming increasingly popular, especially with exam candidates at GCSE and A level. Duggan's Theme will prove extremely useful for this, as well as for concert repertoire.

Our Description

Duggan was a television police-drama series in which Detective Inpector John Duggan (played by John Bach) was given grisly murder cases to solve, set against the scenic backdrop of New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds. Gareth Farr composed music for the two pilot episodes in 1997 and 1998, and the 11 one-hour episodes made subsequently

The work takes a simple ternary form, beginning and ending in the Aeolian (or natural minor) mode, shifting through a variety of major keys in the B section.

Difficulty guide: 6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Marimba
Category: Music for Flute and Marimba
Publisher: Promethean Editions
Publisher's reference: PE-094
Our Stock Code: 1312683
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts