Valentines for Flute
- Staff Pick
If you'd like to play a piece that is very interesting but without any technical issues try the Valentine Piece by Henryk Gorecki. This pares down the minimalist element to a handful of notes and the resulting success or otherwise of the performance will rest on the handling of the many rests. The addition of a bell at the end is really enticing! Valentine by Christopher Rouse is more of a challenge but equally effective. The more complex rhythms and larger note range give this piece it's character. The two together make a great pairing but each will stand alone. Programme planning made easier!
From the Publisher
Valentines works by Henryk Mikolaj Gorecki and Christopher Rouse written in 1996, was dedicated to Carol Wincenc. The works were performed for the first time by Carol Wincenc on Valentine's Day, February 14th 1996, in New York City at the Merkin Concert Hall.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Gorecki: Valentine Piece, Op70
- Rouse: Valentine