Bali Moods No. 1 for Flute and Piano
- Staff Pick
“Such a good piece!”
Bali Moods is such a good piece! The rhythms of the gamalan are taken by both the flute and the piano and the vibrant sound world is created by using both instruments in the same register. The two improvisatory flute cadenzas make a real contrast with this more structured writing. The pelog scale restricts the note range but the double tonguing will require a degree of stamina to ensure that the ensemble stays intact. Anne Boyd's music is always great recital material as it's very distictive, and this is no exception!
From the Publisher
Bali Moods No 1 takes as its starting point traditional Balinese gamalan music and is written throughout in an equally-tempered version of the pelog scale, one of the two predominant scale systems associated with Indonesian music. The 'moods' of the title is also meant to imply ' modes'. Bali Moods is the first of a series of three works for flute and piano - the other two being Red Sun, Chill Wind and Cloudy Mountain - to explore the varied characteristics of Balinese moods and modes.
Bali Moods No 1 was written with Geoffrey Collins's virtuosity and lithesome stage presence very much in mind.
Performance duration (approx): 6'00