“Exciting Contemporary Flute Music”
This book is the brainchild of Marya Martin who commissioned these 8 works from contemporary composers. It is a diverse selection ranging from 'Velocity' by Kenji Bunch which was inspired by the 'Mannheim Rocket' way of writing to the evocative 'Nancye's Song' by the Pullizer Prize-winning Paul Moravec. Chen Yi's Three Bagatelles is based on Chinese folk music while David Sanford's 'Klatka Still' has jazz influneces. Martin performed these 8 works in a single concert which must have been a real workout - this collection really does need a great technique. However, if you're looking to play exciting contemporary flute music you will find certainly find something to suit you here.
From the Publisher
Theodore Presser Company is honored to publish a collection of commissioned flute solos by eight different composers, a result of a collaboration between flutist Marya Martin and Meet the Composer, a prestigious organization dedicated to fostering connections between composer and community. Eight Visions contains works by Ned Rorem, Kenji Bunch, Tania Leon, Chen Yi, Paul Moravec, Melissa Hui, David Sanford, and Eve Beglarian. For advanced players.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Velocity (Kenji Bunch)
- Nancye's Song (Paul Moravec)
- Three Bagatelles from China West (Chen Yi)
- Alma (Tania Leon)
- I Will Not Be Sad In This World (for alto flute and electronics) (Eve Beglarian)
- Klatka Still (David Sanford)
- Trace (Melissa Hui)
- Four Prayers (Ned Rorem)