Quintlexia by Cynthia Folio
A quintet for 5 Flutes or Flute Choir
Scored for Piccolo, 2 C Flutes, Alto Flute and Bass Flute
Includes score and parts
The playful title suggests the mood of the piece, which is meant to be light-hearted. Syncopation, meter changes, dynamice changes and silences provide the element of surprise and some passages have the five parts literally “chasing” after one another in imitation. The piece makes use of a few extended techniques such as flutter tonguing, airy sound, key clicks, bended notes, tongue thrusts, and speaking into the the flute.
Commissioned by the Oklahoma Flute Society in celebration of the 20th Annual Oklahoma Flute Fair