Fantasia, Opus 63
Composed by Andrew Downes (1998)
for Alto and Bass Flute Solos with Flute Choir Accompaniment
Duration: 16 minutes
Includes score and parts
Alto Flute Solo
Bass Flute Solo
5 C Flutes
This work was commissioned by Margaret Lowe for the 'Birmingham Flute Commission', set up by Margaret, to be premiered at a special Flute Day which she organised at Birmingham Conservatoire on 18th April 1999. At the premiere, soloists Clare Southworth and Gary Woolf were accompanied by the Birmingham Flute Ensemble, conducted by Carol Kniebusch Noe.
The first American performance was by the James Madison University Flute Choir of Virginia, directed by Carol Kniebusch Noe, in the Wilson Hall of James Madison University, on 31st March 2000, followed by a performance by the Massachusetts High School Flute Choir, directed by Danielle Boudrot, in April 2000.