Mariposas for Flute Orchestra by Katherine Hoover
For Four Solo Flutes and Ensemble of 12 or More Flutes
Instrumentation: 4 Solo Flutes – Solo Flute 1 & Solo Flute 3 w/ Piccolo; Flute Orchestra – 5 c flutes (2 with piccolo); 7 alto flutes
Includes score and parts
“Mariposas is the Spanish word for butterflies. The piece loosely follows stages of a butterflies short and glorious existence… from cuckoo to larvae to free flight; hovering, swooping, floating. It was written for Pamela Youngblood, the Texas Woman’s University, and requires for the 2001 National Flute Convention in Dallas, Texas.” – K. Hoover.