A Summer In Hawai’i by Charles Edward Wheeler
Arranged for Flute Choir by Matt Johnston
Instrumentation: piccolo, 4 C flutes, 2 alto flutes, 2 bass flutes, contrabass flute or contralto flute in G; optional percussion, one player: Bird Whistle, Cuckoo, Bob White, Triangle, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, Cymbal, Bells, Wood Block, Chimes or Bells, Tom-tom Drum
A Summer Evening in Hawaii by Charles Edward Wheeler is a descriptive work first published in 1917 by J.W. Jenkins Sons Music Co. (Kansas City) which depicts many scenes of Hawaii through the use of original music as well as familiar songs such as Our Native Land and Aloha ‘Oe. The percussion parts, while optional, do add a nice theatrical element to the piece, and even if all instruments are not available, they can be selectively used at the discretion of the conductor.