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Return to Avalon (2012)


  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Something different for 2 flutes and piano”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com
Dave Heath is one of the most talented of musicians and the list of sponsors for this piece reflects his status in the flute world. Heath charts here the story of two great Cathar (13th century) flute players, using medieval melodies to illustrate their rise from the ashes of a massacre. It's the imaginative use of texture from the various flutes used and the freedom of the writing that is the most compelling feature of this substantial work. 'The Last Song' explores the idea of digital delay with close echoes between the instruments, 'Human Flame uses rhythmic unison to create tension and 'Sons of the Light' interweaves the flutes at great speed. Piccolo and alto add so much to the colour - if you're looking for something a little different look no further!
Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  1. The Last Song
  2. Human Flame
  3. Sons of the Light Return to Avalon

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute doubling on Piccolo
  • Part 2: Flute doubling on Alto Flute
  • Part 3: Piano
Category: Music for Two Flutes and Piano
Publisher: Camden Music
Publisher's reference: CM271
Our Stock Code: 1325713
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts