Suite Moderne for Flute Choir by James Adler
Score and parts (includes 2 copies of each part)
Instrumentation: piccolo, 3 c flutes, alto flute (all parts have optional divisi)
This breezy piece is a modern take on the traditional French Suite scored for flute choir – the parts are designed to be played by choirs of 5 – 50 players. The basic scoring is Piccolo, 3 C Flutes, and Alto Flute, though all parts have optional divisi for performance by choirs larger than 5 members. The Gavotte movement of the Flute 3 part may optionally be played on Alto Flute. “Suite Moderne for Flute Choir” is a transcription of Adler’s “Suite Moderne for Strings”. The original string version received it’s world premiere on February 1, 1987, by the Concerto Soloists Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, conducted by the composer.