COMPOSITIONS EMPLOYING FLUTES
|by Christopher Fulkerson||
William Gaddis, New York, 1987
"The flute is not an instrument that is expressive of moral character: it is too exciting." Aristotle, as quoted by William Gaddis in the novel JR
THE VIRGIN IN THE FIELDS First Flute Study in Florid Line
FLUTE IN DUET
CEREMONIAL II, Versions for Flute and Bassoon, and for Flute and Bass Clarinet
FLUTE IN CHAMBER MUSIC
NIGHT LITANY, for Mezzo soprano, Flute, Bassoon, and Percussion
This piece may also be played by a quartet of three treble and one bass recorder.
The Recital Aria KUBLA KHAN employs the alto flute as an important part of an instrumental trio that accompanies a tenor soloist, in my setting of the well-known Coleridge poem.
The bass flute appears in the quartet WILLOW, or, FREEDOM'S FAVOR'S FALCONER.
In addition there are important FLUTE parts in the following pieces:
MOYS ICOS, for Orchestra, calls for two flutes
SCRITTI DI LEONARDO, for Tenor, Vocal Quartet, and Instrumental Quintet
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS for Orchestra, calls for two flute players, both also playing piccolos
RHAPSODY CONCERTANTE calls for one flute
WORKS INCLUDING PICCOLO: I am also very fond of this instrument, and have used it just twice so far. I plan to use it much more, and have in mind a piece for flutes and piccolos together. It appears in the following pieces of mine:
MOYS ICOS, for orchestra, calls for a separate piccolo part
AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS for orchestra, calls for both of its flute players to play piccolos
There is also the accessible piece for SOLO FLUTE: