Composer
MCTEE
Title
Chord - in five movements
Instrumentation
flute
Publisher
MMB Music
Grade
4+
Product Code
03M14X110003

Chord - Music in Five Movements
Composer: Cindy McTee
Publisher: MMB Music
Instrumentation: Flute

Chord is about multiple sonorities achieved through the used of extended flute techniques and arranged into patterns which retrograde at the work's midpoint. The piece was inspired by shakuhachi music as well as the musicianship and virtuosity of Robert Dick who gave the work its first performance in New Haven, Connecticut during the spring of 1977. I was very much intrigued by the idea of creating "textures" with a single instrument-some pure, others noisy-some thin(a single tone)-others thick(a sonority with multiple tones, a chord).

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