Words for My Daughter for Flute and Piano (1996)
- Staff Pick
- Editor's Choice
This challenging piece by Sally Beamish is neither a comfortable listen nor a easy play. The piece is based on a brooding poem which takes you to a very dark place and not one you would immediately associate with the title. Beamish is not one of Britain's leading composers for nothing, however, and this is a high quality work which makes a bold statement addition to flute recital. Possibly a good idea to play something happy after it though!
Performance duration (approx): 7'
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).