Flutes From the Other Side

For Four Flutes, optional bass flute doubling flute 4.
Year
2008
Duration
3'
Instrumentation
fls, optional bfl
Dedication
For Pam's Pipers, Halloween and Rod Serling.
Premiere
October, 29th 2009
WestHab, White Plains, NY
Pamela Sklar, Pam's Pipers
Purchase
T.D. Ellis
Score Format
11 x 8.5 Landscape
Catalog Number
45210
  • Program Notes

    Flutes from the Other Side was originally written in honor of Halloween for my student ensemble Pam's Pipers. The title is a pun. During the piece, the flutists turn their flues around and play from the other side 'backwards'. This way, the tone sounds airy and eerie and rather ghostly too especially when we hum into the flutes simultaneously. Nevermind my sense of humor. The tempo is marked Grave (very slow). At the end of piece, the player is directed to Return to the Grave (I love terrible puns) so you can get a sense of Halloween and my dark yet playful (another pun) humor ...plus Rod Serling's wonderfully dark, eerie & prophetic sense of humor.

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