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Winter Spirits for Solo Flute

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“Beguiling! ”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member - [email protected]
This is a terrific piece from the pen of Katherine Hoover. Her affinity with Native American music results in a freedom of writing that brings to life the picture she wants to paint. Here it is music of the spirits rising up from the flute itself. The line meanders, rising and falling in cascades of notes in strange note patterns that are elusive and beguiling. You will need to have flexibility of timbre and a fluid technique to deliver all this but if you do the piece will certainly weave a magic spell - just as spirits usually do!

From the Publisher

There is a picture by the marvelous artist Maria Buchfink of a Native American flute player; from his flute rises a cloud of kachinas and totem spirits. This piece has also risen from his notes, and it is indeed influenced by Native American music. The idea of the flute invoking beneficial spirits, be they kachinas or any others, is a very natural one. Such spirits are an accepted and valued part of life in most of the world, and the flute has been used to honor and invite their presence for countless ages.

Performance duration (approx): 5'

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

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
Category: Solo Flute Repertoire
Publisher: Papagena Press
Publisher's reference: PP151
Our Stock Code: 1009903
Media Type: Paperback

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