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Prayer for Flute and Piano

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  • Highly recommended
Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society

Pan - Journal of the British Flute Society

This review first appeared in Pan, the journal of the British Flute Society and is reproduced with permission. Join the BFS: membership starts from £20 a year.

 This is a short (four-minute) simple piece for flute and piano.  As the title suggests, the music is reflective in style and gives an opportunity for an expressive interpretation across the whole range of the flute.  The piece exists in multiple orchestrations, including as the second movement Harberg's Viola concerto.  The music is suitable for players from stounf Grade 3 level, although the breathing might be challenging in the long phrases for younger players.  It provides and excellent opportunity  for development of tone and dynamics, with a soaring melody in a simple rhythm.  The piano part is mostly comprised of arpeggiated quavers, giving and undulating movement throughout the pece.

Carla Rees

From the Publisher

Amanda Harberg's Prayer is a rarity in the modern concert repertoire, beautiful romanticism built of a haunting aria for solo flute. Within the reach of yonger players, the work was inspired as a prayer for the healing  of a close famiy member.

Performance duration (approx): 4'00

Difficulty guide: 6
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is total beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Publisher's reference: 114-41876
Our Stock Code: 1405484
Media Type: Paperback (7 pages [score])

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