Quicksilver by Kieron Anderson
For Flute Ensemble
Published by Forton Music
Includes score and parts
Flute 3 or Alto Flute 1
Alto Flute 2
Contrabass Flute or Bass Flute 2
Quicksilver takes its title from the old name for the element Mercury, a word with many connotations. It conjures up images of everything from the flowing, iridescent metal to the Roman god of the same name, traditionally dipicted wearing a winged helmet and sandals. This piece, with its fast tempo and light, dancing scalic passages creates a mood of excitement and exhilaration.
The piece is set in rondo form exploring different textures and timbres within the flute choir as the different flutes come to the fore. It is designed to be audience-friendly whilst presenting an achievable musical and technical challenge to all the players.