On The Move for Three Flutes (any size) by Phyllis Avidan Louke
Score and parts
As the title suggests, ON THE MOVE is a perky Allegro full of charming optimism. Louke wrote this trio for three matching flutes of any size, equally suitable for three C flutes or any combination of matching low flutes. The 5½-minute work is in Fast-Moderato-Fast form, and suitable for students through professionals. Phyllis Louke composed ON THE MOVE to premiere herself, along with Sharon Byer and Paige Long on three contrabass flutes, at the 2020 International Low Flutes Festival in Tokyo.
On the Move is written in ABA form with a short coda. The opening (and closing) sections are energetic and rhythmic with some syncopation, while the center section is a little slower and more expressive with lyrical melodies and flowing lines.
All three flute parts are active and rhythmic with three part harmony interspersed throughout the trio. Although much of the melody is found in Flute 1, the other two parts are responsible for the energy and rhythmic drive and frequently have moving parts when Flute 1 does not.