Le Serpent a Sons..nets (Rattlesnake)
Composed by Sophie Dufeutrelle and Jean-Michel Cayre
Written for Flute Choir; 2 Piccolo, 6 C flutes, Alto flute, and Bass flute
Includes score and parts
A modern French composer, she is also a flutist. This contemporary piece offers extended technique within the three movements. The movements are Desert, Le Serpent and La Danse. The final movement was composed by Jean-Michel Cayre, and she has arranged it for flute ensemble.
It is possible to increase the number of flutes (except the piccolos) and to use any low-pitched instrument (bassoon, cello, double bass, etc.) instead of the bass flute. In movements 1 and 2 all the musicians have to play the C flute.