More Nonsense for Bass/Alto Flute and Soprano by Nicole Chamberlain
Includes 2 performance scores
Extended Techniques – Soprano: Quarter tone pitch bends
Extended Techniques – Flute: Quarter tone pitch bends; Use of headjoint only; “Beat boxing” style articulations
Finalist in the National Flute Association’s 2021 Newly Published Music Competition in the Low Flutes Category
“More Nonsense” was composed for Dr. Hillary LaBonte and Dr. Mary Matthews to premiere at the 2020 International Low Flute Festival in Urayasu, Japan. The piece uses the text found in Book of Nonsense by Edward Lear (1812-1888). The limericks are silly, whimsical, crazy, strange, fun, and should not be taken seriously. Feel free to be ridiculous.
I. (bass flute, soprano)
There was an Old Man with a beard.
Who said, “It was just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!”
II. (alto flute, soprano)
There was an Old Lady whose folly,
Induced her to sit in a holly;
Where on by a thorn,
Her dress being torn,
She quickly became melancholy.
III. (bass flute, soprano)
There was an Old Man in a boat,
Who said, “I’m a float!”
When they said, “No you ain’t!”
He was ready to faint,
That unhappy Old Man in a boat.