Cripple Creek Counterpoint by Jon Jeffrey Grier
For 3 C Flutes and Alto Flute (or 4 C Flutes)
Includes score and parts
Cripple Creek Counterpoint was composed in 1992 for a student ensemble involved in a recording project at the Greenville Fine Arts Center. It is named after a small stream of dubious purity that runs behind the school.
In the space of about three and a half minutes, the piece goes through sections of unison playing, tutties, quasi-minimalism and imitative polyphony. Though Flute I does carry the lead line alone in some sections, the parts are all equally important.
This piece can be played by four C flutes, or three C flutes and alto flute, or a flute choir by doubling the parts.