Snow Reflection Fantasy for Flute Trio
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“Substantial Flute Trio music.”
It's not that often that music of this substance appears for three flutes. Romantic in nature, the opening flows gently at first with the parts meandering around each other. The upbeat central section has more energy and direction, this time with the flutes mostly in unison rhythm. Jazz influences add extra spice before the opening makes a brief return at the end. Three flutes sound more than the sum of their parts in this piece - rare indeed!
From the Publisher
Snow Reflection Fantasy for Flute Trio was written for a flute ensemble CD project. I am often invited to Japan’s northeastern region as an ensemble contest adjudicator and can walk to performance venues in the snow. Sitting on the train, I see the lights from the windows softly reflected on the snow in the evening’s darkness.
During contest intermissions, as I look out, fine snow is falling. It’s very romantic to watch as a great silence reigns over this snowy world. Visualize powdery snow falling out of one’s hands, and avoid dragging the tempo at the beginning by playing too lyrically. In the middle, portray fine snow being blown away by a strong wind.
Performance duration (approx): 4'50