“Another gem from Andy Scott”
Three Letter Word is dedicated to the music and memory of the Swedish composer Esbjorn Svensson.
In terms of writing this piece I have taken two sound worlds: one is rhythmically free with virtusoic flute lines and an underlying tremolo based around four notes form the piano, the second is based around a tow-bar piano riff over which the flute explores different musical possibilities.Both these ideas return in different guises before a solo piano chorale precedes a final section. Hiddne in the piece is a short melodic quote from Dolores in a shoestand from the EST abum Tuesday Wonderland (2006).
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).