Composed by Peter Senchuk
for Solo Flute and Flute Ensemble
Published by Forest Glade Music
Duration: c. 7 minutes
Includes score and parts
2 Alto Flutes
I had wanted to compose a piece for quite some time that relied heavily on jazz melodic, harmonic and rhythmic structures, yet was more in a traditional concertino form. An opportunity arose to compose this type of piece for Jim Walker as soloist with the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra in the spring of 2018 and the Jazz Concertino is the result. Although the piece draws heavily from jazz idioms I decided not to have an improvised section because I wanted to compose a piece that fits more with standard flute solo literature and would be accessible to all performers without requiring jazz improvisation. I hope that performers and audiences alike will enjoy this new take on a classic form.
The Jazz Concertino was premiered by the Los Angeles Flute Orchestra with Jim Walker as the soloist on April 28, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA.
– Peter Senchuk