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"Three for Eight" by Katherine Hoover celebrates the National Flute Associations's convention in New York City in 1996.Scored for 7 C Flutes (flute 1 doubling on piccolo) and Alto Flute
Three for Eight was written for friends and fellow flutists in the New York and Long Island Flute Clubs. Much of this piece was written during a blizzard, which may account for its obsession with summer at the beach.
"Dunes" is about the slow shifting of shapes (colors, harmonies) that one sees in sand and clouds.
"Sandpipers" draws its motion from the quirky scurrying of bunches of these little birds as they chase the waves up and down the beach.
"Kites" sail with great freedom by the ocean, gliding gracefully, then darting and diving with sudden gusts. - Katherine Hoover