Mr. Henderson’s Jig for Flute and Harp by Geoff Warren
Published by Forton Music
Includes harp score and flute part
Geoff Warren is a prominent exponent of Jazz, contemporary music and ethnic crossover. A graduate from London University, he studied flute with Derek Honner at the Royal Academy of Music. He started his career as a jazz flautist/saxophonist, performing alongside a plethora of famous musicians. His work includes many compositions, recordings, concert tours and teaching and writing about jazz. He presents masterclasses and workshops throughout Europe, and is a Yamaha Artist.
I composed Mr. Henderson’s Jig in the ‘nineties, for inclusion into the repertoire of a group playing Celtic music, mostly from Scotland and the islands to the north. I took the liberty of contributing something of my own to the programme and dedicated the composition to the then proprietor of the distillery of my favourite Scottish whisky. The little rhythmic game in what might be considered the third motif (bar 57), was inspired by Basque music, although I have also heard this subdivision in some Jethro Tull numbers. Thanks to Marzia Ferri for helping with the revised harp part.
– Geoff Warren