Composed by Nicole Chamberlain
for Flute Choir
Published by Spotted Rocket
Includes score and parts
Optional Contrabass Flute
Ruckus was commissioned by Dan Parasky for the 2019 Mid-Atlantic High School Honors Flute Choir who also directed the choir. The piece uses the rhythms found in flamenco, foot stomps, and extended techniques to create a fun and lively piece.
Flute Extended Techniques:
Jet whistle: Finger the pitch indicated in the notation. Cover the embouchure hole completely with the lips. Blow using an extreme force of air.
Ch, Shh, and Ki – In a “beat boxing” style, use these syllables as articulation for the pitch indicated in the notation. This will not produce a full tone, but more of a breathy percussive effect.
Pitch bending – Bend pitch down or up (in direction of the arrow) a quarter tone by playing flat or bending the pitch by rolling in headjoint.
Foot stomp – Using hard soled shoes, stomp foot solidly on a hard surface.