Earth by Takatsugu Muramatsu
Arranged for Flute Choir by Dr Raymond Pancost and edited by Francine Pancost
Instrumentation: solo c flute, 3 c flutes, alto flute, bass flute, contrabass flute
Score and parts
Originally composed for flute and piano.
After hearing this piece through the “live streaming” of the Galway Festival “Rising Stars” concert by Stephen Clark, I started looking for the music. Finding it wasn’t available in the United States was heartbreaking. So I contacted a former student of mine working for Muramatsu flutes in Japan. She said they had the piece in a collection in their store! She graciously sent it me. I had my husband listen to this “new-age” style piece, then asking my newly retired husband if he thought he would be willing to make it into a flute choir arrangement. He has done a wonderful job with it. Mr. Muramatsu was impressed!
Japanese composer Takatsugu Muramatsu was born in 1978 in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and graduated from the Composition Course of the Kunitachi College of Music. His talent as a composer of music for movies and dramas has received attention since his early years. Muramatsu has composed music for many movies and TV dramas. and also performs as a pianist in concerts, playing music mainly consisting of his original songs and impromptu performances.