Fioritura for Flute Quartet by Satoshi Yagisawa
Brain Ensemble Collection 63.
Instrumentation: 4 c flutes
Score and parts
Composer’s Program Notes:
This piece was commissioned by the Fiore Flute Ensemble group and completed in August of 2004. As the members of the Fiore are my colleagues from college, I knew they began performing since 2003 to illustrate the greatness of the flute quartet. My intention in this piece is to have music enjoyable for everyone, not only the players.The title “Fioritura” has its origin in Italian, which means ‘blooming flower’, as well as ‘decorated melody’ or ‘past quickly’. I selected it wishing the Fiore Flute Ensemble group, which means flower, would bloom beautifully as does a blossom. I hope this piece will be performed for many occasions such as concert, contest, or even for fun. —- Satoshi Yagisawa