Music for Flute and Electronic Sounds

Music for Flute and Electronic Sounds

for flute and prerecorded tape, 1987, duration: 13 minutes.1,7

            Music for Flute and Electronic Sounds (1987) explores the relationships between the flute — lyrical, then percussive; sometimes sustained, other times in sweeping lines — and electronic sounds — sometimes pitched, sometimes more clangorous and bell-like.  The work is in three parts.  Part One is used to introduce several musical characters.  Part Two juxtaposes two of these characters: one is jazzy and is generated entirely by the synthesizers; the other is a serene chorale, in which the flute joins the electronic sounds.  The flute interrupts the fast motion of the jazzy character so that the chorale can be heard.  Part Three recalls the first part but also includes a cadenza, which uses the serene character of Part Two as basic material. 

Christina Jennings, flute

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1 Published by Theodore Presser Co., Inc.

2 Published by Carl Fischer, Inc. = available from Theodore Presser Co., Inc.

3 Recorded by CRI. - available from New World CRI :  Catalog No. NWCRL484

4 Recorded by SEAMUS Recordings

5 Available from the Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music

6 Recorded by Black Canyon Recordings

7 Recorded by Albany Records

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