“Kumbaya”, a traditional tune, arranged for Flute Choir by Amy Rice-Young.
Starting as a solo in the bass flute, the melody is restated in nearly all parts, with prominent arpegiated accompaniment in flute 4. A full, rich low register is a requisite, as the range is held to the first octave and a half in all the voices but flute 1. The melody can easily be overbalanced, so ensemble awaremness is important.
Scored for 5 flutes and bass flute (optional alto part for flute 5)