The Flutewise Theme! for Graded Flute Ensemble by Gareth McLearnon
Instrumentation : 6 c flutes (Flute 1 opt. doubling on piccolo); optional alto and bass flute parts available to download free of charge on request through composer’s website – www.garethmclearnon.com
Score and parts
Dedication: to Liz Goodwin & Everybody at Flutewise
Extended techniques used: Residual Tone, Explosive Articulation, Tongue “Pops”
The Flutewise Theme is a Graded Flute Choir piece perfect for an upbeat and groovy addition to your flute ensemble concert, or flute day! My aim was to bring the exciting world of contemporary/extended techniques for the flute to a wider audience through accessible, fun music that can both welcome and also challenge flute players of all ages and standards. Flutewise Theme is my first original flute choir composition – having been arranging other people’s compositions for quite a number of years, since its Premiere Performance at the Flute Academy at the Purcell School in 2010 – this piece has gone on to become a favourite at flute events all over the world.