Composer
BURGSTAHLER
Title
A Day in the Life of a Flute
Instrumentation
flute
Publisher
Alry Publications
Grade
3+
Product Code
03A210000F15

A Day in the Life of a Flute
Composer: Burgstahler
Publisher: Alry Publications
Instrumentation: Flute

A Day in the Life of a Flute poses the proposition that, instead of being a conglomeration of screws, springs, pads, and rigid pipe, flutes are human too! Is the flute an extension of the human body, or is the body an extension of the flute? The performer is encouraged to add another dimension to music-namely verbalization-to enhance and clarify the performance. This can be realized through the visual and verbal effects of sighing, yawning, stretching, panting, etc, as the music suggests. With a little bit of practice, you can have the audience "eating out of your hand." Instead of "spoon feeding," use your finger.