£15.00 – £20.00
- composer: Christian Natta
- skill-level: Intermediate-Advanced
- instrumentation: Piccolo, 3 Flutes, 3 Alto Flutes, 2 Bass Flutes, Optional Contrabass Flute
Written for a very large flute choir in a modern style, this is an interesting piece to work on and listen to. The first and third sections use the instruments to form harmonically rich block chords that shift chromatically up and down the ranges of the instruments. The middle section uses the lower instruments to create a driving ostinato, over the top of which the themes from the first section appear in more imitative forms. Finally, both ideas combine for the final short section before ending on a strange, ethereal chord. Suitable for more advanced groups, this work was inspired by the composer’s childhood, watching people working the land and the folk music they listened to.