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Pausing at the BorderFor C Flute and Piccolo, Alto Flute and C Flute, Tenor and Piano By P. Brent Register1st Flutist doubles on C Flute and Piccolo, 2nd Flutist doubles on Alto Flute and C FluteIncludes score and parts.
Composed in 2008, conceived as a collaboration of poetry, music and dance. As a dance piece, it was composed with the idea that there would be no breaks between the individual movements and with the musicians rotating between instruments. The work is most practical using four musicians (tenor, two flutists, and a designated pianist), as is conceived in this edition. The poetry included is as follows:Prelude - C Flute, Alto Flute, PianoPausing at the Border - Tenor, Alto Flute, PianoRegrets - Tenor, C Flute, PianoJust Wondering - Tenor, Piccolo, C FluteRain - Tenor, C Flute, PianoAt Last a Guest - Tenor, Alto Flute, PianoPostlude - C Flute, Alto Flute, Piano
Although conceived for three musicians (a tenor and two flutists who must all play the piano) the work is most practical using four musicians (tenor, two flutists, and a designated pianist). Should an ensemble wish to perform the 3-musician version, directions have been provided in italics in the score/parts. As the piece has been successful without vocals, the tenor part could be performed on the flute or other treble instruments.