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“Something different for flute ensemble”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
It's always nice to find original repertoire for flute ensemble and this unusual piece will stretch both the technical and ensemble skills of the group. There is some rhythmic unison to help bind the piece together, but there are also tricky cross rhythms and changing time signatures to add spice to the writing. The harmonies are gritty too and the textural changes are very effective. You won't go away singing the tune but you will certainly feel that you've acheived something by the end.

From the Publisher

Piccolo, 2 flutes, flute 3/alto flute, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute. A new flute choir piece from established composer Keiron Anderson. To begin with, high staccato riffs on the top three parts create the impression of twinkling stars while the lower parts have a more stately tune below them. This alternates with semiquavers in cannon that race up and down the instruments like fireworks exploding. The next section continues the bustling feel of the music by using many time signature changes to keep the music on edge and moving forwards. The music then returns to the ideas of the first section before racing towards the most exciting conclusion. Covering pretty much the whole range of the instruments (particularly the lower parts) and with some very complex time signatures to handle, this is one for the expert flute choirs to really get their teeth into! Approximately grade 6 standard upwards.

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

Item Details


  • Part 1: Piccolo
  • Part 2: Flute
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Alto Flute or Flute
  • Part 5: Alto Flute
  • Part 6: Bass Flute
  • Part 7: Contrabass Flute
Category: Flute Choir Music: 7 Mixed Flutes
Publisher: Forton Music
Publisher's reference: FM220
Our Stock Code: 1338355
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts