Composed by Michael Isaacson
for Low Flute Solo and Finger Cymbals
Published by Alry Publications
Includes score for Alto/Contalto Flute and Finger Cymbals and score for Bass/Contrabass Flute and Finger Cymbals
Alto Flute or Contralto Flute or Bass Flute or Contrabass Flute
In the summer of 1992 I was commissioned by flutist Toby Caplan to compose a brief duet for contra-bass flute and solo percussion for the 1992 National Flute Association Convention in Los Angeles. Two octaves below the C flute, the contra-bass flute notes are truly felt as well as heard. I was enthralled by this rare instrument and went about composing a sensuous, “Sheherazade-like” solo with finger cymbal accompaniment which would suggest the atmosphere of a harem and nicely retain the mystery of the east.
– Michael Isaacson