Mountain & Mesa for Flute and Piano
- Highly recommended
From the Publisher
(Notes from the composer)
'The music of the gypsies of Eastern Europe is harmonically sophisticated and melodically adventurous. The "czardas", its best known form, generally begins with a "lassu" that sounds, and sometimes is, improvised. The piano imitates a cymbalom, or hammered dulcimer in this duet.'
'The Hopi Lullaby was notated by Natalie Curtis at Third Mesa sometime before 1905. Sounds of nature were an integral part of the music of Native America and I have set this gentle melody with simple harmonies and bird-like sounds.'
'The dizi is one of the more commonly played flutes in China. The Dizi Dance uses patterns and chords characteristic of much Chinese music, combined with shifting rhythms, syncopations and a swift tempo.'
Performance duration (approx): 10'00"
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Hungarian Lassu ( 5 minutes)
- Hopi Lullaby (5 minutes)