Fujiko for Flute and Guitar
- Highly recommended
Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society
Andy Scott's compositions have become very popular amongst flute players, with their enjoyable fusion of big tunes, jazz improvisation and potential for an expressive array of tone colours. Fujiko is perhaps one of his best-known works, written in 2005 and drawing upon Japanese influences. With its simple structure and broad melancholic melody, this is a hit with both players and audiences, and has appeared on the ABRSM Grade 7 syllabus in its flute and piano version.
There are many different versions of the piece available, including the original version featuring Eb clarinet, commissioned by the British Clarinet Ensemble, as well as arrangements for flute ensemble, violin and string orchestra, clarinet and piano and even soprillo saxophone and accordion! This new edition is a version for flute and guitar, made by James Girling in consultation with the composer.
This combination of instruments suits the style of the music very well, with the flute taking on the majority of the melodic material while the guitar has an opportunity to shine in a solo interlude. A dialogue between the two instruments ensues, with the flute weaving around the guitar's line in a (written out) improvisatory style.
From the Publisher
Fujiko is a melancholy and reflective journey, evoking a Japanese-influenced soundscape. One of Andy Scott's most popular pieces, Fujiko is available for many instrumental combinations, it's character and melody captivating musicians and audiences alike.
Composed in 2005, this arrangement for flute and guitar has been completed by the virtuoso guitarist and arranger James Girling, in conjunction with the composer.
Performance duration (approx): 4'30
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).