Composer
LOEB
Title
Shummu-Dreams of a Spring Evening
Instrumentation
flute
Publisher
Alry Publications
Grade
3+
Product Code
03A210000F17

Shummu - Dreams of a Spring Evening
Composer: Loeb
Publisher: Alry Publications
Instrumentation: Flute (C or Piccolo)

Shummu in Japanese means "Dreams of a Spring Evening", and the piece needs to be played with a lyrical and dreamy sense. Most of the melodic material is written in traditional Japanese modes, although no actual traditional repertoire is quoted. Although the absence of the lowest flute notes makes this piece playable on piccolo, the character is more in keeping with the sonorities of the flute.