Swirling (Giravolts), Op123 for Solo Flute by Salvador Brotons
This work was written at the request of the flautist Vicens Prats to be the required piece in the First National Competition (professional level) of the Asociacion de Flautistas de Espana (AFE) to be held in Barcelona in March 2012.
Like any composition for flute alone, the composer tries to play with all the registers and curious effects of the flute (key noises, frullati sounds, bending tones, harmonica, etc.) always looking for a conceptual unity.
Conceived without interruption and of short duration (7 minutes), this piece begins with a slow and evocative Introduction initially following a lyrical twelve-tone sequence. A fast movement follows, developing the first five notes and displaying virtuosity in a "mountain" form. After this comes an Adagio, playing with the mystery of the noise of keys and the low register of the instrument. The return to the fast movement, now modified, will take us to a short Coda full of brilliance.