Composer
IVES
Title
Three Songs (ed.Boatman)
Instrumentation
flute (or alto flute), piano
Publisher
ALRY PUBLICATIONS
Grade
2
Product Code
01A21000FP52

Three Songs by Charles Ives arranged for C flute or Alto flute with Piano.

Songs included: In Summer Fields (Feldeinsamkeit), From "Night of Frost in May", Two Little Flowers (and dedicated to them). These songs follow Ives' progression from Western European traditions to a more American style of composition. In Summer Fields includes a technique mirroring Gounod's casting of a lyric melody ("Ave Maria") over Bach's C major Prelude (Well Tempered Clavier, Book I)with its ongoing keyboard arpeggiation. His Americanism begins showing itself in Night of Frost in May with its ragtime-like syncopations in the piano while retaining a romantic melody on top. Two Little Flowers is the most "Ives-like" in this collection with its mixed meter consisting of a melody in 4/4 over a 7/8 accompaniment which--after some surprising harmonies--resolves in a true display of sentimentality.

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