High Barn Suite for Flute and Piano by David Edwards
Piano score and flute part
These pieces were influenced by High Barn, which is a stunning beauty spot within Itchen Valley Country Park in Hampshire, England It’s a place where the County Council fostered the return of traditional farming methods, encouraging the return of many wild flowers, bats, badgers and you can usually see red kites circling above. The walks which the music describe took place with my dog at various times of the day, and reflect the beauty of the place – sometimes active and full of people, and sometimes still and deserted. The music is characterised by melodic and harmonic twists and turns, and both soloist and accompanist will enjoy the challenges of communicating these descriptive pieces.