Composer
PEARCE
Title
African Noel
Instrumentation
4 flutes (or 2 flutes, alto flute, bass flute) with optional rattle and drums
Arranger
Ann Cameron Pearce
Publisher
Falls House Press
Grade
2+
Product Code
41F180FCACP1

African Noel arranged for Flute Choir by Ann Cameron Pearce
For 4 C Flutes or 2 C Flutes, Alto Flute and Bass Flute, with optional Rattle and Drums

The momentum of this arrangement begins with a two-pitched drum and a rattle, continues as each flute enters in turn, and builds to a rousing climax. Two main themes are introduced and then intertwine with the addition of a counter melody before the composition gradually decreases in intensity to its quiet conclusion. Accents and syncopated figures abound for all parts. Four C flutes can provide a good performance of this energetic piece, but the addition of alto and bass flutes provides more interesting tonalities.

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