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More Nonsense for Bass/Alto Flute and Soprano

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  • New
  • Highly recommended
  • Uses extended techniques
  • Staff Pick

Staff Pick


Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]

This imaginative piece is extraordinary! To deliver the random nature of the text Nicole Chambelain really stretches her performers, using beatboxing techniques for the bass flute and a variety of vocal effects for the soprano. The dexterity required of both performers to rapidly alternate between them is very challenging. The result is absolutely crazy - Lear would have loved it!

From the Publisher

“More Nonsense” was composed for Dr. Hillary LaBonte and Dr. Mary Matthews to premiere at the 2020 International Low Flute Festival in Urayasu, Japan. The piece uses the text found in Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1812-1888). The limericks are silly, whimsical, crazy, strange, fun, and should not be taken seriously. Feel free to be ridiculous.

Our Description

Finalist: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2022

Performance duration (approx): 6'00

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


  1. Old Man with a Beard
  2. Old Lady Whose Folly
  3. Old Man in a Boat

Item Details


  • Part 1: Bass Flute or Alto Flute
  • Part 2: Voice - Soprano
Category: Music for Flute and Soprano Voice
Publisher: Spotted Rocket Publishing
Our Stock Code: 1604221
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (8 pages [score])