Composer
BALLORA
Title
Squid Sarabande
Instrumentation
4 flutes (one player doubles on piccolo), alto flute, bass flute
Publisher
BRS Music Inc
Grade
3
Product Code
10B3200FC331
flute choir: four flutes (one doubles on piccolo), alto flute, bass flute; parts and score Mark Ballora composed this homage to the unique deep sea squid. Several tounguing effects enhance the unusual characteristics of these creatures and the deep sea environment.

A modern American composer, he wrote this as an homage to the deep sea squid--those magnificient, calculating, eerie dwellers of the depths.  A number of their unique characteristics are portrayed throughout the piece.  These are that they have three hearts, extremely agile, are colorful, are also violent and are mesmerizing.  They do seem perfectly adapted for life in the world of deep, cold, dark waters.

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