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Flying colours

Sheet Music: Score

Flying colours : for band / Matthew Orlovich

by Matthew Orlovich (2010)

  • Purchase Price: $250.00* — Purchase through ReedMusic.com
    * Purchases of this item will be completed through the ReedMusic website. GST of 10% will be added during the checkout process for Australian residents.
  • Library Availability: This item is not available from the Australian Music Centre Library
  • Instrumentation: Band.
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Lamorna Nightingale, Jocelyn Fazzone from the CD Eat chocolate and cry

    (this sample is of the flute with piano version of this work)



Product details

This piece, a flight of fancy, comprises three sections, each lasting about a minute or so.

The first section kicks off in an energetic and cheerful way with the bright, upper registers of both instruments at play. Also evident in the opening section are ideas such as angular melodic lines played in unison, a little harp-like piano accompaniment texture and a contrasting theme fashioned atop a jazzy, dance-inspired bassline.

The middle section of the piece is perhaps the most 'unearthly' of all the music. Little updrafts and whirlwinds of tinkling, glockenspiel-like piano figurations add a haunting quality to a chromatically inflected melody, evoking, for me, images of night and a kind of magic.

The final section of the piece - which brings us back to earth with its recapitulation of earlier material - is characterised by the sound of a slow-to-start, hand-cranked engine.

Published by: Reed Music [RM666]

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 12 min.

Typeset edition.

ISMN: 979-0-720100-95-1

Related products

This work also exists as the following versions:
- Oboe with piano
- Clarinet with piano
- Saxophone with piano
- Flute with piano


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