Composer
COOKE
Title
Purple Earth
Instrumentation
6 flutes (one doubles on piccolo), alto flute, bass flute
Publisher
ALRY PUBLICATIONS
Grade
3
Product Code
10A2100FC831
flute choir; score and parts

Samantha Cooke

Purple Earth is an adventure in rhythm and lyrical melody, combined with a blending and contrasting of tone colours as produced by the various members of the flute family. "Purple" suggests a sense of richness and spirituality that relates to the unknown, contrasting with "Earth", which is solid and dependable.

Purple Earth
was composed for the Victorian Flute Ensemble, a part of the Victorian Flute Guild, Inc.  

Purple Earth is composed in three movements (Purple Earth I, Purple Earth II, and Purple Earth III). Movements I and III are scored for six C-flutes, alto and bass flutes, with Flute 1 doubling on piccolo in the first movement. Movement II is scored for five C-flutes, alto and bass flutes. 

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