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From the Publisher

Clutch is an energetic, irreverent piece for solo alto flute. The work is study-like, exploring the instrument’s range, playing styles, and some extended techniques (pitch bends and quarter tones). Baroque ornaments (trills, mordants) are set against a background of electro-pop electronics, with an energy that builds, disintegrates (in a middle section in which the metre shifts) and builds again. The title, Clutch, is a reference to the expression ‘clutching my pearls’, meaning ‘a moment in time that forces one to clasp their hand to their chest, out of fear or shock, as if trying to protect an imaginary pearl necklace’ (

Performance duration (approx): 4'

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

Item Details


  • Part 1: Alto Flute
  • Part 2: Electronics
Category: Unaccompanied Alto Flute Music
Publisher: Tetractys Publishing
Publisher's reference: 20119/2
Our Stock Code: 1474480
Media Type: Paperback