Fluid and atmospheric, this lovely piece is a simple venture into the sound world of the gamalan music of Indonesia. Anne Boyd's technique of merging the flute and the piano into one register (the accompaniment is entirely written in the treble clef) ensures that the textures capture this hypnotic mood very effectively. The rhythms will be a little perplexing if you're new to this type of music but the restricted note range means that the technical challenges are not too onerous. It's just a fabulous piece of music!
From the Publisher
Composed in 1979, Goldfish Through Summer Rain is a piece for flute and piano by Australian composer Anne Boyd.
Boyd studied music at the University of Sydney, where she was one of Peter Sculthorpe's first students. Her music is regularly performed world-wide. The hallmarks of her musical style are its transparency, gentleness and delicacy – attributes which reflect her long involvement with Asian traditions especially those of Japan and Indonesia.
Performance duration (approx): 4'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).