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Medusa for Flute Quintet

  • Interesting, worth a look

From the Publisher

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Quintessenz Leipziger Querflötenensemble, composer Anže Rozman was commissioned to write a piece based on the ancient Greek legend of Medusa. Ancient Greece is known for its epic poems and its poets who would recite or sing the poems with musical accompaniment. So in this version of Medusa, you are the storyteller reciting your version of this ancient myth. He aimed to create an atmosphere that would immediately sound like music from another time. Various techniques are used throughout, including bamboo tones (alternate fingerings), multiphonics, harmonics, tongue pizzicato and even a buzzing headjoint (optional).

Performance duration (approx): 14'

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


  • Act 1: Beauty and Athena's Curse
  • Act 2: The Beast and the Battle of Perseus

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Flute Piccolo
  • Part 3: Flute
  • Part 4: Alto Flute
  • Part 5: Bass Flute
Category: Flute Quintet Music
Publisher: ALRY Publications
Publisher's reference: FC406
Part of the The Quintessenz Collection series
Our Stock Code: 1422573
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (23 pages [score])