Composer
CARTER,L.E.
Title
Triptych for Flutes
Instrumentation
piccolo, 4 flutes, 2 alto flutes, 2 bass flutes, contrabass flute
Publisher
Art of Sound Music
Grade
4
Product Code
10A410AOS067
flute choir score and parts
L. Elise Carter
 
Movement I — Medieval Jaunt
This movement is based around one main melody line, which is done in retrograde and is manipulated in other ways as well.  To get the full melody line, have the group start at rehearsal A, but play in unison, not as a canon.  This movement is very quirky and meant to be played with a somewhat dark sense of humor.
 
Movement II — FlutterBy
This movement was written while in residency at I-Park, near a Connecticut national forest.  It was very quiet with the exception of the insects, and they wound up having a big influence on this movement.
 
Movement III — Catches the Wind 
This piece is inspired by a medicine woman who has power over the wind.  The piece is meant to reflect the sounds of the wind and the solos in the 1st flute reflect the medicine woman.
 
Instrumentation - Piccolo, Flute 1, Flute 2, Flute 3, Flute 4, Alto Flute 1, Alto Flute 2, Bass Flute 1 and 2. Contrabass Flute
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