Composer
EASTMAN
Title
Arctic Suite
Instrumentation
4 flutes, percussion
Publisher
Eastman
Grade
3-
Product Code
08K090000002

Arctic Suite by Donna Kelly Eastman
For 4 C Flutes and Percussion
Includes score and parts
Duration: 14:00

Movements:
The Birch Tree by Lake Inari
In a Sami Kota
The Reindeer and the Mosquito
Northern Lights

The score calls for the performers to play simple percussion parts on:
1). a pair of stones clicked together
2). a single-headed hand drum with leather-covered beater
3). a rainstick

A recent visit to beautiful Finnish Lapland prompted the writing of this suite of pieces. The people of Lapland, the Sami tribes, inhabit the Arctic regions across Scandinavia and Russia. They were originally nomadic people who followed the reindeer herds, but have now settled into communities, and control the movement of the reindeer.

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