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Spiral Lament for Flute and Piano


  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Easier Ian Clarke”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - chrish@justflutes.com

Also available: Walk Like This!

Ian Clarke has produced another two gems to add to his already impressive catalogue of flute music. Both of these pieces are of a more approachable playing level than previous works and are a great way to introduce contemporary techniques to a younger audience. Spiral Lament (about giant African snails) includes some very basic new skills and its charm lies in the evocative nature of the music. Walk Like This! is a much more upbeat experience. Singing whilst playing, jet whistles and scat calls are all part of the fun - 'vigour and attitude are definitely required here!' - and its great virtue lies in the fact that it can be played by any number of people of any ability. Try them both - bet you have a great time!

From the Publisher

Composer's Notes

"It uses techniques unfamiliar to both the intermediate and advanced player providing an approachable and achievable challenge for both. There are exercises to give a simple approach to the attractive and exotic world of quarter-note grace notes featured in the piece. " - Ian Clarke


This piece does not require open holes or B footjoint.

Performance duration (approx): 4'30''

Difficulty guide: 7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Contemporary Flute and Piano Music
Publisher: IC Music
Publisher's reference: ICM109
Our Stock Code: 961011
Media Type: Paperback (7 pages [score])