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Purple Phobia for Two Flutes and Piano with optional bass

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Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
The style of this good duet is jazz - a relative rarity in the repertoire for this combination. There are some quirky harmonies to add extra interest though and will keep you on your toes. There are opportunities for improvisation, which can either be cut or extended according to the situation. It's all very playable with the bonus that the piano part could easily be played by a good student. Definitely worth a look.

From the Publisher

Inspired by Prokofiev’s Vision Fugitive for solo piano, Liesa Norman's Purple Phobia blends crunchy jazz harmonies with the Russian Master’s quixotic melodies to create this classical crossover flute duet. The dueling flute parts dance through sprightly rhythms and chase each other through playful articulated passages. It’s flexible format as a two-flute and full rhythm section or two-flute and piano piece makes it an appropriate selection for concerts in venues from intimate jazz clubs to formal concert halls. As this composition gives each of the musicians an opportunity to experiment with improvisation in the solo sections, midway through the piece, it also serves as an excellent teaching tool for student and professional flutists who want to develop their improvisation skills and their jazz sensibilities. Purple Phobia makes a lively addition to any flute recital.

*2012 NFA Newly-Published Music Competition Honorable Mention

Performance duration (approx): 3'30

Difficulty guide: 7-8
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: Flute
  • Part 3: Piano
  • Part 4 (Optional): Double Bass
Category: Music for Two Flutes and Piano
Publisher: Falls House Press
Publisher's reference: FH0418
Our Stock Code: 1052015
Media Type: Paperback (8 pages [score])

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