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This work was composed in 1947 and is melodious in style, typical of Stringfield's works. For the performer, the opening solo is rhapsodic and free in tempo and must retain its peaceful calm with no suggestion of tension even as tonal filigrees increase. In the poco piu mosso section which follows, keep the music in an easy reel dance tempo and do not be confused by the unequal metric phrasing in both the solo and the accompaniment..this keeps the effect from sounding "square" in performance! Be sure the repeated rhythmic figure in the alto and bass flute parts is firmly delineated. In fact, in all sections where the bass and the alto flutes are "to the fore" this is of prime concern.
Transcribed by Austin A. Scott for Solo Flute and Flute Choir. Scored for Solo C Flute, 3 C Flutes, Alto Flute and Bass Flute. Includes score and parts.