“These Dances are captivating!”
All three of these captivating dances have an improvisatory feel and Harberg shows her understanding of the flute by exploring both its agility and expressive qualities in equal measure. Both outer movements are rhythmic, the opening Allegro using dialogue between the flute and piano to great effect and the last Allegro cascades notes in flamboyant fashion. The central Andante is wonderfully expressive and free. Each movement would stand alone certainly but play all three and your audience will love you even more!
From the Publisher
In COURT DANCES, Amanda Harberg's musical palette sparkles with her trademark sense of imaginative energy, warmth and lyricism. The three-movement work is a joyful and soulful celebration, commissioned by flutist Cobus du Toit with a consortium of 57 co-commissioning flutists from around the world. Mr du Toit premiered COURT DANCES at the 2017 NFA Convention with the composer at the piano.
Finalist in the Newly Published Music Competition at the 2019 NFA
Performance duration (approx): 13'00
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
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