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A Mood of Change for Flute and Piano

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  • Staff Pick

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“For Wibb”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This is dedicated to Wibb and is written with feel for the friendship that developed between them. The tune is nostalgic in nature, starting expressively and gradually becoming more animated with the easier ossias for the tricky passages opening up the music to a wider audience. Wibb would be delighted!  

From the Publisher

This piece is inspired by the renowned flautist, William (“Wibb”) Bennett and is dedicated to his memory.

The lyrical main theme is introduced by the piano and is then taken up by the flute, the two instruments then largely performing in partnership and an on-going dialogue. The composer has commented that he can easily imagine Wibb teaching the piece to his students, inspiring them, as only he could, to ‘sing’ the phrases and give full rein to expression.

A contrasting jazzy theme introduced by the piano which springs the flute into action represents Wibb’s animated, exuberant style often evident in his playing and teaching. As this section calms, the original theme emerges again and the piece closes with a merging of the two themes of the work reaching a calm and gentle conclusion.

The work is designed to be within the scope of flautists of varying levels of ability and hence the Ossias that have been included for passages scored in the high register which are more technically demanding.

Performance duration (approx): 6'00

Difficulty guide: 7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details

Instrumentation

  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Tetractys Publishing
Publisher's reference: 131183/1
Our Stock Code: 1639742
(4 pages [score])

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