Composed by Nicole Chamberlain
for Flute and Bb Clarinet
Published by Spotted Rocket
Includes score and parts
About the Piece:
Salty was commissioned by flutist Dan Parasky and clarinetist Amanda Morrison of PM Woodwind Project.
The word Salty has a few meanings, but in this interpretation the title refers to the slang description of a crusty, rude, bitter, or annoyed person.
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, & Za – 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.
norm. – Return to “normal” or “traditional” flute playing.
Arrow bending down or up – Bend pitch down or up (in direction of the arrow) a quarter tone by playing flat or bending the pitch by rolling in headjoint.
Clarinet Extended Techniques:
norm. – Return to “normal” or “traditional” clarinet playing.
Slap Tongue – Place the surface of the tongue flat against the reed and finger the pitch indicated. Quickly pull the tongue off the reed creating a ‘slap’ as the vacuum is opened.
Arrow bending down or up – Bend pitch down or up (in direction of the arrow) a quarter tone by playing flat or bending the pitch by dropping the jaw.