Composer
LAUFER
Title
Flute for Thought
Instrumentation
piccolo, 5 flutes, piano (optional 4-hand piano part)
Publisher
Laufer Jazzical Publications
Grade
3
Product Code
10l090000002
flute choir and piano piano-score and parts (piano part is also the score)

Flute for Thought, composed by Kenneth Laufer

A contemporary American composer and musician, Laufer was commissioned by the National Flute Association to compose a work for its 25th Anniversary Convention in August of 1997.  Subtitled "A Celebration of Flute Music",  this four-movement novelty piece is a musical mix of 97 well-known flute excerpts from solo and orchestral literature, from Bach to Wagner, in which themes are heard in a myriad of surprising juxtapositions, counterpoints, and variations.

The four movements are  Awakenings,  Piccolo March,  Three for All, and  Finale and Flugue.    

Scored for Piccolo, 5C flutes (flutes 1 & 2 also double on piccolos), piano 

(For the curious, or for those who may wish to check their powers of observation, a listing of the excepts (in order) is included in the set.)

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