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Arctic Suite by Donna Kelly EastmanFor 4 C Flutes and PercussionIncludes score and partsDuration: 14:00
Movements:The Birch Tree by Lake InariIn a Sami KotaThe Reindeer and the MosquitoNorthern Lights
The score calls for the performers to play simple percussion parts on:1). a pair of stones clicked together2). a single-headed hand drum with leather-covered beater3). a rainstickA recent visit to beautiful Finnish Lapland prompted the writing of this suite of pieces. The people of Lapland, the Sami tribes, inhabit the Arctic regions across Scandinavia and Russia. They were originally nomadic people who followed the reindeer herds, but have now settled into communities, and control the movement of the reindeer.