The Great Train Race
Composer: Ian Clarke
Publisher: Just Flutes
Instrumentation: Flute (B and C foot version)
The Flute As You Don’t Usually Hear It!
A highly entertaining extended technique showpiece that sounds like its title! Subtitled ‘The Flute As You Don’t Usually Hear It!’ it has proved extremely popular with audiences and players alike.
Techniques include; residual/breathy fast tonguing, multiphonics, singing & playing, lip bending, explosive harmonics and an optional circular breathing section. A forward with explanations of the techniques is given along with fingerings in the score for easy reference. The multiphonics used are of the more friendly variety; seven from only four differen’t fingerings.