In the Bleak Midwinter for Solo Flute
- Uses extended techniques
- Staff Pick
“Holst would love it!”
This is a beautiful, if rather unusual, adaptation of a Holst's well-loved Christmas carol. Nicole Chamberlain and extended techniques are inseparable and she really know how to use them. Here the simple use of wind sounds at the start and end of the piece really enhance the melancholy character of the melody. The middle section sounds like a free improvisation as it meanders through the registers, creating a piece of haunting charm. This would sound lovely everywhere and extra-wonderful in the resonant acoustics of a church. Definitely a carol with a difference - Holst would love it!
From the Publisher
This is an arrangement of the Christmas Carol "In the Bleak Midwinter" composed by Gustav Holst and arranged by Nicole Chamberlain. Perfect for intermediate to advanced players. Suitable for C flute, alto flute, or bass flute. Piece is approximately 4 minutes long.
Performance duration (approx): 4'00