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Commissioned by Nancy Spidel and the Colorado Flute Orchestra, this suite chronicles the historical development of the candy cane from Cologne Cathedral in the seventeenth century.
With a pastoral bass flute melody in 5/8 time, this programmatic movement will sweeten up any Christmas time programme. A challenging yet tuneful work with interest in all parts. Winner - National Flute Association 2000 Newly-Published Music Award. Needs a large flute choir of 4 piccolos, 6 C flutes, alto and bass flute. Also includes an optional contrabass flute part.