She Cried for Solo Bass Flute
- Staff Pick
- Editor's Choice
“Good bass flute music”
This is a beautifully atmospheric piece from the young Shiva Fershareki. She won the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year in 2004 and has had a glittering career so far. From this piece you can easily see why. It is intelligently written for the bass, and whilst it does stretch the range a little it all works very well. There are tonal directions ('losing focus and airy' for example) which enable the performer to exactly understand the intended effect. The glissandi use quarter tones and the music also indicates a wide vibrato. Overall it is well worth playing and a great advert for the bass flute.
From the Publisher
Shiva Feshareki (b.1987) she cried (2007)
she cried, which was originally written for untrained female voice, is a simple, melancholic piece dealing with isolation and loneliness, in an overwhelmingly suffocated and crowded environment. The subject matter, as well as the organic construction of the piece, compliments the bass flute's almost fragile and vulnerable nature, and its uniquely raw tone.
This version for solo bass flute was made in 2007 by the composer for Carla Rees, who premiered the piece that year at Shoreditch Church as part of rarescale’s Premiere Series.
Performance duration (approx): 5'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).