Composer
HOLST
Title
In the Bleak Midwinter
Instrumentation
6 flutes (or 4 flutes, alto flute, bass flute) with optional Eb, Chimes
Arranger
Ann Cameron Pearce
Publisher
Alry Publications
Grade
2
Product Code
41A2100FC207

In the Bleak Midwinter by Gustav Holst
Arranged for Flute Choir by Ann Cameron Pearce
Includes score and parts

Instrumentation:
6 C Flutes
Alto Flute (alternate for Flute 5)
Bass Flute (alternate for Flute 6)
Chimes (optional - included in Flute 3)
E-flat Flute (optional - included in Flute 2)

This arrangement makes possible several different combinations of instruments. It can be performed on all C flutes or with the addition of alto and bass flutes on part 5 and 6 (as indicated). The utilization of an Eb flute during the second half of the second flute part provides a special hollow timbre to the ensemble that is very effective. Also, the substitution of handchimes for flute 4 during the second and fourth sections of the piece adds another dimension of resonance to the chords and descant. Careful listening will facilitate proper balance.

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