“Contemporary and useful!”
This is a valuable flute quartet because it is really quite contemporary in nature without being horrendously difficult. It has two movements, both of which use basic extended techniques (residual tone, whistle tones, timbre trills and simple multiphonics). The first, entitled The Breeze, starts with atmospheric use of these before becoming more settled with a triplet figure using "regular flute tone". The effects return at the end. Takeoff starts with pulsating Fs and increases in complexity to a swirl of notes. It is important to use the extended techniques in these pieces, but everything used is very approachable. The conventional notes are repetitive in pattern and rhythmically the parts are very straightforward, so altogether this is an acceptable challenge!
An innovative work commissioned by the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA, it incorporates some extended techniques, which are clearly delineated.
2008 NFA Competition Honorable Mention.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- The Breeze;
- Part 1: Flute
- Part 2: Flute
- Part 3: Alto Flute
- Part 4: Bass Flute
Publisher: Alry Publications
Publisher's reference: FC253
Our Stock Code: 1041064
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts